Posted: Jan 9, 2012 3:34 PM by Lee Douglas
Updated: Jan 9, 2012 10:53 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - It's official. Josh McDaniels will return to the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant this week, and will serve under Bill O'Brien, the offensive coordinator who was named coach at Penn State on Saturday.
The team made the announcement Sunday night.
O'Brien, introduced in State College, Pa., over the weekend, was due to fly back to Massachusetts on Sunday night, so he and McDaniels can gameplan for the Denver Broncos in the AFC divisional round.
The Patriots, the AFC's No. 1 seed, had a bye this weekend.
McDaniels, 35, worked for New England from 2001-2008, including three seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was the head coach for the Broncos from 2009-10, before becoming the offensive coordinator in St. Louis this season.
Once O'Brien's tenure officially ends in Foxborough, McDaniels will again become the offensive coordinator for the Patriots.
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