It appears Nick Saban has his main offensive man. Again.
A tweet from Aaron Suttles of TuscaloosaNews.com indicates that Brian Daboll will be Alabama’s next offensive coordinator. Daboll interviewed for the job earlier this week.
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) February 16, 2017
The 41-year-old Daboll has spent the past three seasons as the tight ends coach for Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots. He’s in the midst of his second stint with the NFL club. In 1998 and 1999, Daboll was a graduate assistant for Saban, a former Belichick lieutenant, at Michigan State.
That was Daboll’s last job at the collegiate level as he’s spent each of the past 17 seasons in the NFL. Four of those years — Cleveland Browns (2009-10), Miami Dolphins (2011), Kansas City Chiefs (2012) — Daboll was the offensive coordinator on those NFL staffs.
Daboll would replace Steve Sarkisian, who left earlier this month to take the same job with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. Sarkisian had replaced Lane Kiffin after he left to become the head coach at Florida Atlantic.