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Report: Patriots TE coach Brian Daboll to interview for Alabama OC job

Brian Daboll and Lane Kiffin are two very different coaches.

Alabama is expected to interview New England Patriots tight end coach Brian Daboll for its offensive coordinator vacancy, a report Monday said.

Daboll, 42, just finished his third season as New England’s tight end coach. He has been an offensive coordinator for three NFL teams: Cleveland, Miami and Kansas City. When Patriots coordinator Josh McDaniels was being mentioned as a candidate for several NFL head-coaching opportunities late in the ’16 season, speculation was that Daboll would replace him if he left.

Daboll never has been a full-time college assistant, but did serve as a graduate assistant for Tide coach Nick Saban at Michigan State from 1998-99.

Saban reportedly already has spoken with former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey about the opening. Godsey previously was the tight ends coach for the Patriots before joining Bill O’Brien’s staff in Houston.

In addition to finding a new offensive coordinator, Saban also is looking for a tight ends coach and a wide receiver coach.

(You can follow Dan Mathews on Twitter @DanMathewsATL)

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