ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson have reported the Houston Texans and Bill O’Brien have agreed to terms on a deal for the Penn State head coach to become the head coach of the Texans.
Schefter also tweeted:
If this report stands, which I believe it will, this is an excellent hire for the Texans.
O’Brien will work perfectly for the Texans, as they have a lot of work ahead of them this offseason.
O’Brien, a former offensive coordinator of the Patriots, proved he’s more than ready to be a head coach in the NFL by the performance of his Penn State teams that finished 8-4 his first season and 7-5 this past season with big wins against Big Ten opponents Michigan and Wisconsin.
In his tenure at PSU, O’Brien has faced numerous obstacles, whether it be NCAA sanctions from the previous administration at PSU or lack of scholarships from the aforementioned sanctions.
Again, I really like the reported agreement of O’Brien and the Texans coming to terms for a contract.
The Texans fired former head coach Gary Kubiak in early December, and Wade Phillips was the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
Houston finished 2-14 overall, losing their final 14 games. In the two previous seasons, the Texans won consecutive AFC South championships and two playoff games.
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