New Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is bringing a member of the staff at Alabama with him to Buffalo.
William Vlachos, a former All-Southeastern Conference center at Alabama, will serve as an offensive assistant, an entry level position for potential NFL coaches.
He had been on the Alabama staff since 2013, initially as a graduate assistant after his playing career ended and most recently as an analyst.
Daboll spent one season as the offensive coordinator at Alabama before being hired in January to replace Rick Dennison.
The news was first reported by ESPN.
Former Alabama All-SEC center William Vlachos has joined the Buffalo Bills’ staff as an offensive assistant. Vlachos was most recently an analyst on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama. Vlachos was a part of four national championship teams at Alabama as either a player or coach.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) February 3, 2018
As a player, Vlachos was a three-year starter. As a senior, he was a second-team All-American and finalist for the Rimington Trophy given to the nation's best center. He signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2012 but did not make the roster.