Texans morning huddle: New special teams coach, Leah Still update

Jan 9, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; A general view of NRG Stadium during the first quarter in a AFC Wild Card playoff football between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; A general view of NRG Stadium during the first quarter in a AFC Wild Card playoff football between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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The morning huddle brings all the Houston Texans news you need to one spot, today’s stories include a new special teams coach and an update on Leah Still


Good morning Texans fans, hopefully we can all try and enjoy some football today, despite our Houston Texans no longer being a part of it. Whether you can enjoy that or not, we hope you enjoy catching up with your team here in the huddle. Enjoy;

Texans hire former Giants assistant Larry Izzo as special-teams coordinator – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

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"The Houston Texans are hiring Larry Izzo as their special-teams coordinator, replacing Bob Ligashesky, whom Texans coach Bill O’Brien fired earlier this week.Izzo will have at least one familiar face on the Texans roster — cornerback Charles James was with the New York Giants for part of the time Izzo was there. Izzo, a three-time Pro Bowler during a 13-season NFL career, was a special-teams assistant on the staff of former Giants coach Tom Coughlin. Coughlin stepped down after the 2015 season."

Leah Still, Daughter Of Houston Texans’ Tackle Devon Still Officially Beats Her Battle With Cancer – by Dana Dovey, Medical Daily

"Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of the Houston Texan’s defensive tackle Devon Still, is officially cancer-free. The young girl finally received her last cancer treatment, and on Monday, her father posted on Instagram that her two-year battle with neuroblastoma was finally over."

Breakfast: Top 5 most read stories of 2015 season – by Eric SanInocencio, HoustonTexans.com

"Just like that, it is all over.This time last week, we were knee deep in a playoff run, preparing for a home game that we all hoped would be the spring board for something special. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be, and now the offseason is upon us. This was my first trip to the playoffs as a member of this organization, and what I just described will be what I remember most from that frantic six days. The time leading up to kickoff was a blur, and the minute it is over, man does it end fast. All but one team (the Super Bowl winner) will end the season this way, but that doesn’t make the loss or the amount of time we have to wait to play again (8 months!) any better."