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Report: Patriots interview Alabama’s Bill O’Brien for OC position

Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien on the field before the Crimson Tide's matchup against Texas in week two of 2022 season
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The New England Patriots have interviewed one of its top candidates for an offensive coordinator.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Alabama’s OC Bill O’Brien interviewed Thursday.

O’Brien is regarded as a favorite to get the position. He served as an offensive assistant, including a coordinator, for the Patriots under Bill Belichick from 2007 to 2011. The 53-year-old helped Bryce Young become the first quarterback in Crimson Tide history to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy in 2011. He assisted Alabama to a Southeastern Conference Championship and a Cotton Bowl victory in 2021. O’Brien called a good game in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in the Tide’s 45-20 victory over Kansas State.

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His contract at the University of Alabama expires after Feb. 28.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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