Former Alabama OC Hired as NFL Head Coach
Brian Daboll, a former Alabama offensive coordinator and OC of the Buffalo Bills for the 2021 season was hired by the New York Giants to be its new head coach.
Daboll spent the 2017 season as the offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide. He helped lead the team to a 13-1 season, beating the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2018 National Championship game after missing the SEC Championship as a result of a regular-season loss to Auburn. They beat Ohio State in their first playoff game to advance to the infamous 2nd&26 game.
Daboll had previously worked under Nick Saban as a graduate assistant at Michigan State in 1998-99.
As for his NFL career, Daboll began as a defensive coaching assistant for the New England Patriots in 2000, then was promoted to wide receivers coach in 2002. He won three super bowls during this first stint with the Patriots.
He then moved on to be the quarterback coach for the New York Jets in 2006, coaching there from 2007-08 under Eric Mangini. He followed Mangini to Cleveland to be the Browns offensive coordinator the following season and stayed there from 2009-2010.
Daboll would then become the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins in 2011 and the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012 before going back to the Patriots and winning three more super bowls as tight ends coach in 2013-2016.
Daboll was hired as OC for the Bills in January 2018. In the time he's been in Buffalo, he's been credited with helping the development of star quarterback Josh Allen and helped lead the team to two playoff runs in back-to-back years, as well as its first 13 win season since 1991.
Daboll will take over the Giants after previous head coach Joe Judge was fired following a 4-13 record in 2021. Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, a first-round pick in 2019, will lean on his new head coach to help turn his career around. Daboll's future as a head coach may depend entirely on whether he can do just that.