Brian Daboll hired as Bills new OC

Posted January 15, 2018

Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll speaks during media day, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Atlanta.

The Buffalo Bills have just hired their new offensive coordinator.

Daboll is the second Alabama offensive coordinator in a row to leave for the National Football League, as Steve Sarkisian did the same a year ago.

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Daboll, 42, is coming off a heck of calendar year.

Offensively, Alabama ranked 15th in the nation averaging 37 points per game this past season. It included 11 with the New England Patriots where he served in varying capacities, more recently as tight ends coach from 2014-2016. He has won five Super Bowl rings with the organization.

Over that span, Daboll's offenses finished 32nd (Cleveland Browns in 2009), 29th (Browns in 2010), 22nd (Miami Dolphins in 2011) and 24th (Kansas City Chiefs in 2012) in total yards. McDermott was a senior safety for The Tribe when Daboll was a restricted earnings coach on the William & Mary staff in 1997.

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Alabama will be searching for its fourth offensive coordinator in just 14 months after Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian both left last season. He played college football at the University of Rochester where he was a two-year starter.

"We are excited to hire Brian as our offensive coordinator and welcome him back to western New York", McDermott said in a statement. "I know how much this area means to him".

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