Alabama will reportedly interview New England Patriots assistant for OC job

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and Daboll go back quite a ways.

Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports that Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll is expected to interview for the job on Saban's staff.

Alabama's offensive coordinator search continues with reported interest in a New England Patriots assistant.

On the other hand, the opening in Tuscaloosa mostly stems from the fact that former Falcons' offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is now the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He GAed for Saban at MSU. He left NY in 2008 and became offensive coordinator in Cleveland (2009-2010), Miami (2011) and Kansas City (2012).

The 41-year-old Daboll has spent the past three seasons as the tight ends coach for Belichick's New England Patriots. However, he then moved on to serve as a Patriots' defensive coaching assistant. Between those, he served as the New York Jets' quarterbacks coach (2007 to 2008) and offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns (2009 to 2010), Miami Dolphins (2011) and Kansas City Chiefs (2012). When Patriots coordinator Josh McDaniels was being mentioned as a candidate for several National Football League head-coaching opportunities late in the '16 season, speculation was that Daboll would replace him if he left.

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