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Patriots assistant coach joining Bill O’Brien at Boston College

Former New England Patriots tight ends coach Will Lawing is reportedly expected to join Bill O’Brien at Boston College.

O’Brien was recently hired as the Eagles’ new head coach, after initially accepting a job as the offensive coordinator for Ohio State. Lawing coached under O’Brien at previous stops in Houston, Alabama and New England. Now, he’s following him once more for a new venture with Boston College.

This was simply a situation of Lawing being an O’Brien guy and following him to the next destination. Per ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Lawing is expected to accept an offensive coordinator job at Boston College.

The Patriots have been hard at work trying to fill their vacant coaching staff positions. This effort has included a broader search considering the team is seemingly working to fill every position, instead of assigning fewer jobs with increased overall roles.

There’s a sense of normalcy back in New England with Bill Belichick no longer in charge, and all of this is just a part of the process.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire