Alabama finalizing deal with Bill O’Brien to be Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator, sources say

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Alabama is finalizing a deal with former Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien to be the Crimson Tide’s next offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN.

O’Brien was in the Alabama football complex on Wednesday. He also spent some time around the team last week leading up to the College Football Playoff national championship game.

Saban was asked about O’Brien on Wednesday during a Zoom press conference leading up the announcement of the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award, which Saban won later Wednesday night.

Saban praised O’Brien’s body of work and called him an outstanding coach, and although Saban didn’t officially announce O’Brien as Alabama’s new offensive coordinator, he said that O’Brien would “do a great job with our players here.”

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