Texans Won’t Consider College Coach

The Texans are casting a wide net in their head coaching search. However, they’re not looking to pull a candidate from college to the pros. Th Texans are planning to hire a coach with previous NFL experience, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle hears.

[RELATED: Texans Interview Marvin Lewis]

In recent weeks, we’ve heard buzz about Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald, Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck, and others from the NCAA ranks. Meanwhile, the Texans’ early interview slate has been focused on seasoned NFL vets, like Jim Caldwell and Marvin Lewis.

The Texans’ next GM (who will not be the same person as the head coach) should help dictate the search the rest of the way. That hire will likely come before the HC pick. Many expect Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer to meet with Texans brass before all is said and done. The pool may also include Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, a reported fave of quarterback Deshaun Watson.

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12 comments on “Texans Won’t Consider College Coach

  1. Appalachian_Outlaw

    Simply put, I’d ask Watson who he wants, and that’s who I would hire.

  2. rxbrgr

    Why is there a picture of Utah’s HC when he’s not noted in this aggregated writeup?

    • Oooof

      It might help. I bet Watson wouldn’t have traded Hopkins, Clowney, and Brown for pennies on the dollar.

  3. Josip Tomic

    Hi Zach,
    Can you fix the spelling error in the sentence? Please & thank you.

    “‘Th’ Texans are planning to hire a coach with previous NFL experience”

  4. Black Ace57

    I don’t know why they would want Caldwell or Lewis over Fitzgerald or Fleck. Those first 2 might be proven and have a long track record, but that record only shows that they are the definition of mediocrity. Better to take a chance with a college guy. Also, I don’t see Bieniemy taking this job even if offered since he might be one of the most sought after future coaches this offseason.

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