NFL.com is reporting that current Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien will interview for the vacant head coaching position of the Houston Texans soon. The Texans fired Gary Kubiak earlier this month.
Ian Rapoport said on the NFL Network Thursday, as written by Gregg Rosenthal:
“O’Brien is one of the Houston Texans’ top candidates to fill their coaching job, according to sources familiar with the team’s process.”
He also wrote:
“League executives view O’Brien, the former New England Patriots offensive coordinator, as a very real possibility to leap from college back to the NFL.”
As I’ve written a couple times, I follow Penn State football closely, and if the Texans were to land O’Brien, I really feel he could turn this team back around in a hurry. Look at what he did at Penn State the past two seasons … if he’s able to to rebuild that program, I honestly believe he can do the same thing for the Texans.
If O’Brien is to leave the college ranks, my guess is his interviewing for an NFL job won’t end in Houston, as there will be a lot of teams wanting to have the services of the former NFL offensive coordinator.
It should be really interesting to see how this all plays out.