Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans running back Ray Graham (37) rushes against Tennessee Titans strong safety Bernard Pollard (31) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
According to reports Thursday could be the day the Houston Texans name Bill O’Brien as the new head coach of the team, ending a search that took nearly a month.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported that O’Brien will become the third head coach in the history of the Texans.
"“The Penn State coach and the Texans reached a five-year contract agreement Tuesday night and the deal will be officially announced Thursday, two people with knowledge of the situation said.”"
O’Brien was 15-9 overall in two seasons at Penn State, so there is hope with that stat he can help turn around the Texans in a hurry, because the situation O’Brien faced at Penn State was much worse than what he’s walking into with the Texans.
Much worse, even though the Texans finished 2-14 overall.
Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle compared Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel as they are currently the top two prospects at the QB position. In this slideshow he made his comparisons.
Here is an article from House of Houston about how Andre Johnson continues to get better with time.
"“The Texans kept losing, Andre kept producing, finishing among the league leaders in receiving once again.”"
Tania Ganguli of ESPN wrote an article about O’Brien building his coaching staff in Houston.
"“The decision on which coaches continue with the Texans will be O’Brien’s. It will likely be a combination of coaches he had at Penn State, coaches he’s been with in the past and some coaches currently with the Texans.”"
Would keeping Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator be a smart move for the Texans … yes and no. I think Phillips is a great defensive coordinator, but the question is do the Texans just need a fresh start at the spot?
That will be an interesting decision by O’Brien in the upcoming days.