According to a report by the Houston Chronicle Wednesday, the Houston Texans and Bill O’Brien have agreed on a five-year deal for O’Brien to become the next head coach for the team.
O’Brien has coached the past two seasons at Penn State and before that was the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.
The Chronicle also reported he’ll be introduced as the head coach on Thursday.
McClain wrote Wednesday:
“Texans owner Bob McNair believes the Texans can make a quick turnaround – the same way Indianapolis and Kansas City did the last two years.”
This five-year deal or “five-year plan” for O’Brien and the Texans could come with great reward.
I don’t see this partnership failing, or know what it actually guarantees, but it has to be better than what we just witnessed this past season as Gary Kubiak was fired nearly one month ago.
There is no way the Texans can finish 2-14 overall next year. I just don’t see it, because if any coach can turnaround a team it is O’Brien. Just like he was at Penn State I believe O’Brien is the right guy for this job.
What I’m interested in seeing is what O’Brien says of the current situation of the Texans during his official announcement as head coach, plus what his plans are for this team. I hope it involves more creativity on the offensive side of the ball than last season.
O’Brien’s two seasons at Penn State saw the program win 15 games with NCAA sanctions including bowl bans and scholarship reductions.