AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team on the field prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Nick Saban releases statement after losing OC Brian Daboll to NFL


After Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll decided to jump ship and head back to the NFL after winning a National Championship in his first season, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban released a statement via a team-issued press release:

"Brian did a tremendous job for us this past season at Alabama, and I know he will do a great job for the Buffalo Bills.  He is an outstanding coach and coordinator who put us in position to be successful each week. We appreciate all that he did in terms of his time and his dedication in contributing to the success we had this season. We wish Brian, his wife Beth, and their entire family all the best."

Daboll first aided the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl victory last year as a tight ends coach, then aided Alabama to a National Championship as the offensive coordinator this month.

Basically, if you want to win your sport's championship, hiring Daboll is apparently a must.

The team named Brian Daboll their new offensive coordinator on Sunday.


Believe it or not, there's a direct connection between Daboll and Buffalo and it has nothing to do with his history of winning all the titles. He and Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott first crossed paths at William & Mary. McDermott was a senior safety for The Tribe when Daboll was a restricted earnings coach on the William & Mary staff in 1997.

Life is a flat circle or something.

Daboll likely got a big boost to his resume after Alabama's shocking win over the Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff National Championship, as he rode a backup freshman gunslinger to a victory.