FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday at Gillette Stadium that Josh McDaniels will succeed Bill O'Brien as the team's offensive coordinator. McDaniels, who held the position with the Patriots from 2006-2008, and after stops in Denver and St. Louis, was brought back as an offensive assistant prior to the playoffs, as the Rams did not intend to keep him.
"Josh," Belichick said when asked about the position.
O'Brien was hired last month as head coach at Penn State. He had been with the Patriots since 2007.