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Daboll Named Offensive Coordinator

Coordinator change seemed in the cards after 2017 struggles

Mark Ludwiczak

Brian Daboll is coming back to Western New York.

Daboll, 42, was announced as Buffalo’s new offensive coordinator on Jan. 14. The Welland, Ontario native went to St. Francis High School in Hamburg and played college football at the University of Rochester.

“We are excited to hire Brian as our offensive coordinator and welcome him back to Western New York,” Bills head coach Sean McDermott said in a statement. “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.” Daboll is considered a rising offensive mind who also has a history with McDermott.

Daboll is coming of a national championship win with Alabama one week before joining the Bills. He was offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide in 2017, helping to stage a memorable comeback against Georgia after turning to freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the second half of Alabama’s 26-23 overtime win.

Before that, Daboll spent 17 years as a coach in the NFL with 11 of those years as an assistant under Bill Belichick in New England. Daboll worked his way up the ranks with the Patriots as a defensive assistant (2000-01), receivers coach (2002-06) before offensive coordinator stints with Cleveland (2009-10), Miami (2011) and Kansas City (2012). He then returned to New England as an offensive assistant in 2013

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