FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots [team stats] have hired Duke University offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien as an offensive assistant coach.
O’Brien, an assistant coach for the last 14 years at the collegiate level, spent the last two seasons at Duke, where he also was quarterbacks coach.
O’Brien, 37, coached running backs at Maryland in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. He worked at Georgia Tech between 1995 and 2002, where he held positions including offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach in 2002.
O’Brien, from Andover, attended Brown University, where he played linebacker and defensive end from 1990-92.
Not sure what his role will be with the team, but I hope he works with Tom Brady on his mechanics. All year Tom struggled with consistency in his mechanics, and I know it wasn’t because of a breakdown on the line. Hopefully he can get back to being as sharp as he normally is.