Alabama to hire ex-Texans coach Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator

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The Alabama Crimson Tide are expected to hire former Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien as their new offensive coordinator.
Former Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien (pictured) is expected to join coach Nick Saban's staff as the next offensive coordinator at Alabama. File Photo by Trask Smith/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 14 (UPI) --

Sources told ESPN and The Athletic earlier this week that the Tide planned to hire O'Brien in the next few days. Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed that O'Brien will join the team during a radio appearance Wednesday on SportsRadio 610.

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O'Brien was in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Wednesday for his second visit to the Alabama campus.

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