Patriots’ Tight Ends Coach Brian Daboll Hired As OC By Alabama
The New England Patriots will have to find themselves a new tight ends coach, as reports have indicated that assistant coach Brian Daboll will soon be officially named the offensive coordinator of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Daboll, who is working in his second stint with the Pats, has previous experience working as an offensive coordinator.
From 2009 to 2010, Daboll served as the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. He held the same position over the next two seasons, though he bounced around the leage, first working with the Miami Dolphins and then for the Kansas City Chiefs. There was some thought that Daboll would be next in line to assume the OC duties with the Pats, if current OC Josh McDaniels were to leave for a head coaching job in the near future.
Daboll will take over a high-powered Alabama offense that had two offensive coordinators last season.
Lane Kiffin served as the team's OC for their first 13 games, but was relieved of his duties just before the National Title game by offensive assistant Steve Sarkisian after he signed on as the head coach of Florida Atlantic.
Sarkisian then parlayed his one-game stint under Alabama's head coach Nick Saban into a job with the Atlanta Falcons, where he will serve as the team's offensive coordinator.
Daboll's move to Alabama is just the latest in a number of swaps between all-time great head coaches Bill Belichick and Saban.