ALABAMA (WHNT) — The Crimson Tide’s Offensive Coordinator Bill O’Brien will officially be leaving the Yellowhammer state and heading north to transfer his position with the New England Patriots.

According to ESPN, O’Brien’s return to New England was recently made official, though with his contract set to expire in February, was a “long-speculated” move. He was previously the Patriots’ Assistant Coach from 2007-2011.

O’Brien, 53, will be returning to coach Mac Jones, whom he worked with at Alabama.

Tide and Patriot fans alike have been trolling social media with the news, teasing that a return of Brady is also “likely,” citing the obvious chemistry the two have had in the past.

O’Brien reportedly agreed to a deal early Tuesday, after spending the past two years under Nick Saban, to head back to where his NFL career began nearly 16 years ago. That first stint saw O’Brien…

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