Brian Flores offensive coordinator? Prominent SEC assistant mentioned for possible NFL staff
Brian Flores may have his offensive coordinator lined up if he lands the head coaching job with the New York Giants.
That’s the reporting of Giants beat writer Art Stapleton of The Record (N.J.), who raised the possibility of Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien as Flores’ possible assistant.
O’Brien has been mentioned for other NFL jobs, and even interviewed for the head coaching vacancy with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was also connected to the Carolina Panthers in recent weeks as a possible offensive coordinator candidate.
One name I’ve heard mentioned as an OC possibility if Brian Flores were to land as head coach with Giants:
Not the only choice, obviously, and no guarantee that it would happen, but names are always fun.
And OC is absolutely a big part of Flores’ candidacy imo.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) January 21, 2022
O’Brien in his first season led Alabama to having the No. 5 total offense in America this season as QB Bryce Young also won the Heisman Trophy. He took over an offense this season that previously had the likes of Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver DeVonta Smith, along with quarterback Mac Jones and tailback Najee Harris, and kept the Crimson Tide at a high level on offense.
O’Brien spent more than 6 years as the Texans head coach, and went 52-48 with 4 AFC South titles and 4 playoff appearances. The Texans fired the 51-year-old O’Brien after an 0-4 start last season.
O’Brien previously spent 2 years as Penn State’s coach in 2012 and 2013.