Is Nick Saban going to hire former Texans coach Bill O’Brien at Alabama?

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Sooner or later, Bill O’Brien was going to get a crack at another job.

The question of where has been answered as Bruce Feldman from FOX Sports reports that Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is considering the former Houston Texans coach as his new offensive coordinator. The other name Saban is looking at is Adam Gase, who was fired on Jan. 3 from the New York Jets.

Saban is looking for a new offensive coordinator after Steve Sarkisian departed the program to take over the Texas football program. Saban has a history of taking reclamation projects as offensive coordinator, and then the assistants are able to build back up their stock and take on head coaching jobs elsewhere.

O’Brien has experience at the college level as he was the head football coach for Penn State from 2012-13, helping rebuild the program after it crumbled on and off the field in 2011. O’Brien also has connections to Saban as both are branches on the Bill Belichick coaching tree.