Buffalo Bills name Alabama OC Brian Daboll as new offensive coordinator

The Buffalo Bills announced on social media Sunday that they have named Brian Daboll their new offensive coordinator.

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

Daboll was hired away from the New England Patriots last February to be Tide’s offensive coordinator. He took over for Steve Sarkisian who left for the same position with the Atlanta Falcons. Daboll helped lead Alabama to a 13-1 record and its 17th national championship.

Nick Saban released a statement Sunday evening regarding Daboll’s departure.

“Brian did a tremendous job for us this past season at Alabama, and I know he will do a great job for the Buffalo Bills,” Nick Saban said.  “He is an outstanding coach and coordinator who put us in position to be successful each week. We appreciate all that he did in terms of his time and his dedication in contributing to the success we had this season. We wish Brian, his wife Beth, and their entire family all the best.”

Alabama will now be looking to hire both an offensive and defensive coordinator, after Jeremy Pruitt left his role with the Tide to become the head coach at Tennessee.