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Alabama Officially Announces Hire Of Patriots Assistant Brian Daboll

The Crimson Tide have their man.

Alabama's football program has officially announced the hire of a new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Former New England Patriots assistant Brian Daboll has been hired by the Crimson Tide.

From Alabama:

"We are certainly happy to add a coach the caliber of Brian Daboll to our staff," Saban said. "I have known Brian since he worked for us as a GA at Michigan State and he has a fantastic reputation in the coaching profession. He brings a tremendous work ethic to the job and has a wealth of football knowledge. Brian is a great teacher of the game, and someone who can relate well to our players. We are excited to welcome Brian, his wife Beth and their family to Tuscaloosa."

Daboll comes to Tuscaloosa after spending 17 years in the NFL and the past three seasons with the New England Patriots, fresh off of a Super Bowl victory. He coached tight ends for two seasons and offensive line for one in his second stint with the Patriots. He spent a total of 10 seasons in New England and helped the team to five Super Bowl titles (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX and LI).

"I am honored to have the chance to return to the college game and work for Coach Saban at Alabama," Daboll said. "He basically gave me my start in coaching as a graduate assistant at Michigan State in the late 1990s and has always been a very important influence on my coaching career. It is a tremendous opportunity to work at an institution such as Alabama with its rich tradition and history of sustained success, and I'm very excited to get started."

Alabama's former offensive coordinator, Lane Kiffin, is now the head coach at FAU.

The Crimson Tide open their 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 against Florida State.