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Patriots hire O'Brien as offensive assistant

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Feb. 27, 2007) -- The New England Patriots have hired Duke University offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien as an offensive assistant coach.

O'Brien, an assistant coach for the past 14 years at the collegiate level, spent the past 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.

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