Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll leaves for NFL

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Alabama will now search for yet another offensive coordinator.

Brian Daboll is leaving Alabama to become the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills.

Saban's cycled through three offensive coordinators since last January - Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and, now, Daboll; a 15-year National Football League coaching veteran who returned to college this season for the first time since he was a graduate assistant on Saban's Michigan State staff in the late '90s.

With a defensive-minded head coach in Sean McDermott running things in Buffalo, we can expect Daboll to be the primary play-caller moving forward. He also owns a home in the Buffalo area. He had two stints as an assistant coach for the New England Patriots. "I know how much this area means to him".

If Josh McDaniels takes a head coaching job at the end of the season - McDaniels has been reported to be the leading candidate for the Colts job - Daboll would have likely been considered to take his place in Foxboro.

The Bills announced the hire of Daboll, who directed UA's offense last season, as their new offensive coordinator on their Twitter account Sunday.

Daboll also has Western New York ties.

Daboll has served previous stints in offensive roles with the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns.

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