Nick Saban offers the latest update on his offensive coordinator search, staff changes
As reports circulated that Alabama coach Nick Saban had zeroed in on former Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien to be his next offensive coordinator, the morning after the national championship win over Ohio State gave Saban a chance to update his staff makeup going forward.
At a press conference with reporters, Saban was asked about the offensive coordinator job in light of Steve Sarkisian taking the head coaching job at Texas. Multiple reports have suggested that Sarkisian would also bring some members of the Alabama staff with him to coach the Longhorns. Saban offered these comments about his staff going forward.
“We always let you know those things when they happen,” he said. “I can’t make any predictions about our staff. I think we have a wonderful staff. I like the chemistry on our staff. We’re happy for Sark. I don’t know what other opportunities will be out there for our coaches. We’ll just have to wait and see. I can’t answer that. It’s an ongoing process for us to find the right offensive coordinator. We’re certainly in the process of doing that.”
Reports about a week ago suggested that O’Brien was in Tuscaloosa, and Saban had met with him and former New York Jets coach Adam Gase as possible candidates for the job.