Alabama hires former Chiefs OC Brian Daboll as new offensive coordinator
By Matt Conner
Nick Saban has his new offensive coordinator with the hiring of former Chiefs OC Brian Daboll, who most recently worked with the New England Patriots.
The newest member of the coaching staff of college football’s biggest powerhouse is a former member of the Chiefs coaching staff. Brian Daboll was announced on Tuesday as the new offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He’ll join Nick Saban’s staff after Steve Sarkisian was recently installed as the new OC for the Atlanta Falcons.
“I am honored to have the chance to return to the college game and work for Coach Saban at Alabama,” said Daboll. “He basically gave me my start in coaching as a graduate assistant at Michigan State in the late 1990s and has always been a very important influence on my coaching career. It is a tremendous opportunity to work at an institution such as Alabama with its rich tradition and history of sustained success, and I’m very excited to get started.”
Daboll’s name will be familiar to Chiefs fans for the single year he was with the team as the offensive coordinator in 2012. It will likely be most famous for being the season that ushered in massive change that resulted in the hiring of Andy Reid and John Dorsey as head coach and general manager, respectively. For Daboll, it was a nightmare season serving under Romeo Crennel during a 2-14 season — the worst record in the NFL that year.
Daboll has worked on the New England Patriots staff since 2013, serving as tight ends coach and winning another Super Bowl ring just weeks ago.