Bills hire Alabama’s Brian Daboll to be offensive co-ordinator

Alabama offensive co-ordinator Brian Daboll, right, has been hired by the Buffalo Bills. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have hired Alabama assistant coach Brian Daboll as their offensive co-ordinator.

Coach Sean McDermott announced Daboll’s hiring Sunday, two days after firing Rick Dennison.

Daboll, 42, was most recently the offensive co-ordinator for national champion Alabama. It was the sixth time he was part of a national title-winning team’s coaching staff.

Before joining the Crimson Tide last season, Daboll was the tight ends coach for Super Bowl-champion New England. He has 17 seasons of NFL coaching experience, including stints as the offensive co-ordinator for Cleveland, (2009-10), Miami (2011) and Kansas City (2012).

Daboll has previous ties to McDermott, serving as an assistant at William & Mary when McDermott was a senior safety in 1997. Daboll also has western New York roots, having graduated from St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, a few miles from the Bills’ facility.

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