Bill O'Brien Steals Key Piece of Patriots' Front Office for Boston College Job

Berj Najarian spent the last 24 years with the New England Patriots and was Bill Belichick's "right-hand man."

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Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator and new Boston College head coach Bill O’Brien is starting to put his staff together for next season. A couple of weeks ago, the Eagles reportedly were working on a deal to hire Patriots tight end coach Will Lawing as their next offensive coordinator.

However, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported on Thursday that Boston College is expected to hire Berj Najarian as the chief of staff for the football program.

Thamel adds that the Najarian spent the last 24 years in New England. He served as the director of football/head coach administration and worked with O’Brien in his two stints with the Patriots.

Najarian was reportedly Bill Belichick’s “right-hand man” and one of the few people in the Super Bowl-winning head coach’s inner circle, according to a New York Times article from 2012.

O’Brien, who spent the 2023 season as New England’s offensive coordinator for the second time in his coaching career, originally took an offensive coordinator job for the Ohio State Buckeyes last month. 

However, the former college offensive coordinator surprisingly took his talents to Boston College when their head coaching job opened up as Jeff Hatley became the new defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.

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