Brian Daboll expected to interview for Alabama offensive coordinator

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The University of Alabama thought they had their offensive coordinator for the 2017 season in Steve Sarkisian, but Nick Saban needs to run another search because Sarkisian jumped to the Falcons to replace Kyle Shanahan as their offensive coordinator.

Another NFL assistant appears to be in the running to take over for Sarkisian. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports that Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll is expected to interview for the job on Saban’s staff.

Daboll was a graduate assistant under Saban at Michigan State in 1998 and 1999 before moving to the Patriots as a defensive coaching assistant. He’s been on the other side of the ball since taking over as the wide receivers coach in New England in 2002. Daboll went on to run offenses in Cleveland, Miami and Kansas City before returning to the Patriots in 2013.

He won’t be running the offense in New England as long as Josh McDaniels remains on the staff, so it may take a move to the college ranks for Daboll to return to the coordinating ranks.

6 responses to “Brian Daboll expected to interview for Alabama offensive coordinator

  1. I think Daboll was being groomed to one day replace the un-replaceable OL line coach Dante Scarnecchia. Then again it’s just an interview. See how it goes. Good luck Brian Daboll.

  2. It’d be a temporary pay bump but a career back slide. Some guys go back to the college ranks and never return to the pros.

    Daboll left New England to follow Mangini to the NY Jets and then again to Cleveland. Yet, Belichick still hired him back after all that transpired between himself and Mangini(Spygate). Obviously, the guy is being groomed to continue to rise up the New England ladder. I would have pegged him to replace McDaniels had he taken the SF job. Lastly, coordinators always seem to get opportunities coming out of New England. If Josh leaves after 2017, Daboll gets the promotion and Brady plays until 2021(44 yrs old), he would be next in line to get credit for TB’s successes and who knows, maybe his own head coaching opportunity gig.

    I definitely would NOT jump off New England so long as TB and BB are steering the ship.

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