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Bills Get New QB Coach

The Buffalo Bills have announced that former Ole Miss offensive coordinator David Lee will join the Buffalo Bills staff in 2012.

Lee will take over the job of quarterbacks coach, vacated by George Cortez who left to become the head coach of the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He's expected to sign a contract with the Bills sometime next week.

In an official press release from the team, both Lee and head coach Chan Gailey commented on the hire.

“We were very pleased that we could hire David Lee to be our quarterbacks coach,” Gailey said. “He is very well-respected as a technician and a teacher of quarterbacks. He brings a wealth of experience -- having done a lot of different types of offenses, as well as the traditional pro-style offense.”

Lee said, “I’m excited and proud to be the Bills’ quarterback coach. Chan Gailey has been a successful head coach everywhere he’s been. His teams have always moved the football really well. Being able to coach under him was the difference in my decision to come to Buffalo.”

Here is his bio, as issued by the Bills:

Lee brings 37 years of coaching experience, including seven years at the NFL level, to Buffalo. He returns to the NFL ranks after serving as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Ole Miss in 2011.

As the Miami Dolphins’ quarterbacks coach from 2008-10, Lee guided Chad Pennington (2008) and Chad Henne (2010) to 3,000-yard passing campaigns. Current Bills QB Tyler Thigpen played under Lee during the 2010 season in Miami and threw for 435 yards with two touchdowns on 33-of-62 passing in five games played.

Lee’s first stint in the NFL came with the Dallas Cowboys as the team’s offensive quality control coach from 2003-06 and added quarterback responsibilities in 2005. In his four years with Dallas, three different signal callers reached the 3,000-yard plateau in a single-season.

Lee was a three-year letter-winner at quarterback from 1972-74 at Vanderbilt.

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