Report: Patriots interview Alabama’s Bill O’Brien for OC position
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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.
The #Patriots have interviewed #Bama OC Bill O’Brien today for their vacant OC job, sources say. He’s considered a top candidate.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 19, 2023
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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