Bills choose Daboll as new offensive coordinator

The Western New York native returns to Buffalo after winning a Super Bowl and a College Football National Championship in a year span

Brayton Wilson
January 14, 2018 - 4:57 pm

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Two days after parting ways with Rick Dennison, the Buffalo Bills have found their next offensive coordinator.

The team announced on Sunday that they have hired Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to take over play calling duties for the Bills.

Daboll returns to the Western New York area after recently winning the College Football National Championship this past Monday with Alabama. The 42-year old is a graduate of St. Francis High School, and has 17 years of experience as a coach in the National Football League.

"We are excited to hire Brian as our offensive coordinator and welcome him back to Western New York," head coach Sean McDermott said in a statement released via the Bills' public relations account. "I know how much this area means to him. He is a good coach and a good teacher, and has been part of winning programs in the NFL and in college."

Before helping the Crimson Tide to their 17th national championship in school history, Daboll was part of the New England Patriots' coaching staff that won Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons. He served as the team's tight ends coach for a total of three seasons.

Daboll is a five-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots' coaching staff, and has served in several roles such as a defensive assistant coach (2000-01), a wide receivers coach (2002-06), and an offensive assistant coach (2013).

Daboll has prior experience as an offensive coordinator in the NFL, serving with the Cleveland Browns organization from 2009-10, the Miami Dolphins in 2011, and the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012.

Daboll and McDermott has a past connection with one another, dating back to their days at William & Mary in 1997. McDermott was completing his collegiate playing career with the Tribe, while Daboll served as a volunteer assistant coach.

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