After coming from the NFL to help lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to a national championship in his first season as offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll could soon make a return to the league.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport, Daboll is on the preferred coordinator list of a few NFL head coaching candidates. Hear his full report below:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2018
Prior to joining the Crimson Tide, Daboll had been coaching in various offensive assistant roles in the NFL since 2000, most notable in two separate stints with the New England Patriots from 2000-2006 and 2013-2016.
Daboll reportedly makes $1.2 million per year as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator, so it’s hard to imagine money being a big factor in any potential decision. He’s has two very good young quarterbacks — Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa — in Tuscaloosa as well, which may be enough of a draw to keep him in the college ranks as opposed to joining an NFL franchise looking to start over with a new head coach and new staff.
Also at Alabama he’s working for arguably the greatest college football coach ever in Nick Saban, so that has its merits as well (even if it comes with the occasional ass-chewing).