Bill O’Brien to be named Alabama’s offensive coordinator

It seems to be like Bill O’Brien will have a new task.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are finalizing a deal to make O’Brien, who was fired as the Texans mentor and typical supervisor in October, the team’s offensive coordinator, in accordance to ESPN.

O’Brien, 51, used time with Alabama last week just before their dominant fifty two-24 countrywide championship gain in excess of Ohio Condition on Monday and was at the team’s soccer intricate on Wednesday, in accordance to the internet site.

However Saban didn’t officially announce the choosing, he lauded O’Brien in a Zoom news convention get in touch with Wednesday — declaring he would “do a excellent task with our gamers here” — just before he gained the Bear Bryant Coach of the Calendar year Award afterwards that night time.

“I’ve often experimented with to have the very best know-how and practical experience I can for our gamers and their growth, and I unquestionably consider [O’Brien] can lead to that in a extremely optimistic way,” Saban explained.

O’Brien will be changing Steve Sarkisian, who left Alabama to turn out to be the head mentor of the Texas Longhorns.

The former Texans mentor was fired following having off to an -4 start off this previous season. O’Brien, who was in his seventh season in Houston, compiled a fifty two-48 document and gained the AFC South 4 instances in his tenure.

The Alabama offensive coordinator posture will not be O’Brien’s initially task in college.

He was Penn State’s head mentor for two seasons (2012-thirteen) and assisted the application rebuild in the wake of the NCAA sanctions they obtained following the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He also was Duke’s offensive coordinator in 2005-06 and ran Georgia Tech’s offense in 2001-02.

Like Saban, O’Brien has strong ties to Patriots mentor Bill Belichick. He was on the six-time Tremendous Bowl successful coach’s staff from 2007-11 and was the team’s offensive coordinator in his closing season in New England.