Bills hire Alabama's Brian Daboll to be offensive coordinator

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have hired Alabama assistant coach Brian Daboll as their offensive coordinator.
Coach Sean McDermott announced Daboll's hiring Sunday, two days after firing Rick Dennison.
Daboll, 42, was most recently the offensive coordinator 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 coordinator 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.
Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban gave a statement on Daboll joining the Bills, "“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.”