Alabama OC Bill O’Brien was hired by the New England Patriots

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The hunt for a new offensive coordinator has officially begun for Nick Saban and Alabama Football.

Early Tuesday morning, ESPN reported that Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien was hired to fill the same position with the New England Patriots, marking the end of O’Brien’s two-year tenure at Tuscaloosa. The announcement comes just over a week after former Alabama defense coordinator Pete Golding left the team to fill the same position with Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss.