“I promised Coach Saban” – Bill O’Brien explains why he skipped coaching in the NFL despite several opportunities

Bill O’Brien, now the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at the University of Alabama, explained at a press conference on Sunday why he missed the opportunity to coach the NFL again. O’Brien was head coach of the Houston Texans from 2014 to 2020, and was eventually fired for having a bad start to the season.

At the press conference, O’Brien talked about how much he loves coaching alongside legendary college football coach Nick Saban. In the off-season, he was interviewed for the head coaching job of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but was not selected for the role. He added that different coaching job offers came before him, but did not move forward with them.

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“I love coaching here” – Bill O’Brien chooses to stay in Alabama

Bill O'Brien
Bill O’Brien

Bill O’Brien served as head coach of the Houston Texans from 2014-2020 and as General Manager in 2020. During his tenure, the Texans won four AFC South division championships, but was unceremoniously fired from the team due to a 0-4 start. in the 2020 season. After this disappointment, Nick Saban himself approached O’Brien and jumped at the opportunity:Work for the best college coach of all time.”

“I promised Coach Saban” O’Brien said when asked about a potential NFL gig on Sunday. “These come down to what your role is in the different programs where you are. I’ve been doing this for a long time and I’ve taken on a variety of roles in coaching, so frankly, these come out. But I made a promise to Coach Saban. I love coaching here. The players, the coaching team – as I said in the keynote here – it’s been a really good experience. I learned a lot. I am very grateful to Coach for giving me this opportunity.”

The 52-year-old had signed a two-year deal with Alabama, but more importantly, he gave Saban a “two-year commitment.” Boston Sports Magazine. At the press conference, O’Brien spoke a lot about what he learned under Saban. He talked about how valuable it was to watch Saban work with the coaching staff and players, and that he would keep his time in Alabama close to his heart.

When asked how he would react when asked to be head coach again in the NFL, he replied: “If that’s something that’s been down the road for me – again, as I’ve said before, I’ve been very focused on improving this offense every day and working with the coaches to get better – but if I’m lucky enough I’ll get this opportunity again – and who knows if it will go down the pipe – but if it is, it will be an incredibly valuable experience for me.

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