Bill O'Brien officially announced as new offensive coordinator for New England Patriots
Bill O’Brien is officially on the staff of the New England Patriots, the team announced on Thursday, as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
O’Brien held the same position at Alabama the last 2 seasons.
It’s a reunion for O’Brien and the Patriots, as he spent 5 seasons with the Patriots, from 2007 through the 2011 season, and contributed to 5 winning seasons, 4 AFC East Division titles and 2 AFC Conference Champions during his time with New England. The Patriots finished in the top 10 in offense every year during O’Brien’s time with the Patriots.
“I am looking forward to working with Bill again,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. “He is an outstanding coach and an asset to our staff.”
O’Brien was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2011, following two seasons as quarterbacks coach (2009-10) and one season as wide receivers coach in 2008. He originally joined the Patriots as a coaching assistant in 2007, after 14 seasons coaching at the collegiate level.
O’Brien left New England to be the head coach at Penn State (2012-13) where he received national and conference Coach of the Year honors in 2012. He was named the head coach of the Houston Texans in 2014. In his 7 seasons with the Texans, Houston won 4 AFC South titles and advanced to the AFC Divisional Round twice.
Patriots hire Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach: https://t.co/D5StcYwStQ
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