• O'Brien officially hired as new Texans coach

    Summary of 39 articles · Updated Jan 7, 2014
    • O’Brien wants a quarterback to be “a partner in the offense”

      No decision will mean more to Texans coach Bill O’Brien’s tenure in Houston than the selection of a franchise quarterback. And O’Brien says that quarterback’s mental makeup will be every bit as important as his physical tools. O’Brien told Peter King of…
    • Bill O’Brien expected to add several Penn State assistants to Houston staff

      Texans coach Bill O’Brien has bid farewell to the majority of the members of the Texans’ 2013 coaching staff and it looks like he’ll be replacing many of them with coaches who worked with him at Penn State. A Penn State spokesman announced Monday that f…
    • Bill O’Brien fires Texans’ strength and conditioning staff

      The Texans are going to be looking for a new strength and conditioning staff. New coach Bill O’Brien resumed his interviews with Gary Kubiak’s assistant coaches today, and he fired Cedric Smith and Matt Schiotz. Smith was the head strength and condition…
      Source: chron.com
    • What are the real lessons we should learn from Texans history?

      I am a big fan of the Bill O’Brien hire. I think out of the realistic options available, O’Brien was my top choice for this particular team. This sentence I put first. If I could highlight it with bright yellow I would. Everything that follows, is my ho…
      Source: chron.com
    • The missing link in the Bill O’Brien, George O’Leary story

      The man who helped write the script acknowledged the story’s been told more than a few times. But Jim Bernhardt, a longtime friend of Texans coach Bill O’Brien, said Friday there’s a missing link in the crucial connection between University of Central F…
      Source: chron.com
    • The New England roots of Texans coach Bill O’Brien

      BOSTON – An 86-mile stretch bridging the north Boston-area town of Andover with Brown University in Providence, R.I., first made the man that Texans owner Bob McNair has entrusted with reviving the NFL’s worst team. Interstates 95 and 93 connect Bill O’…
      Source: chron.com
    • Can Bill O'Brien become first Bill Belichick ass't to succeed as NFL head coach? 

      Bill O’Brien, then the Patriots’ offensive coordinator, walked over to where Tom Brady was seated on the bench after throwing a bad end zone interception in a game in Washington late in the 2011 season and they began to scream at each other. Brady was e…
    • Phillips out as Texans defensive coordinator

      Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips met with head coach Bill O'Brien on Saturday and was fired from the position he took over following the 2010 season.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Phillips, Dennison among 8 Texans assistants fired by O’Brien

      New Texans coach Bill O’Brien began clearing the way for his first staff Saturday when he fired eight assistants, including defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. On his second day at work, O’Brien fired position co…
      Source: chron.com
    • Wade Phillips bids farewell to Texans

      HOUSTON -- The last Houston Texans coaching staff had a decidedly Houston feel to it with a hometown kid as the head coach and a lifelong Texan as its defensive coordinator. Today defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said goodbye after meeting with new T…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Bill O’Brien clears out Texans staff, to hire Romeo Crennel

      Well, Wade Phillips won’t get the chance to be the Texans defensive coordinator next year. And none of the guys he worked with are hanging around either. According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, new Texans coach Bill O’Brien met with the existing Texans …
    • O'Brien revamping staff, targeting Crennel

      HOUSTON -- Bill O'Brien's meetings with the Texans assistant coaches are still ongoing, but it's looking like he's planning on completely revamping the staff. O'Brien's meetings so far have been short, and were not characterized to me as interviews. The…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Photos: Bill O’Brien becomes third head coach in Texans’ history

      Scenes from Friday's introductory news conference.
      Source: chron.com
    • Bill O’Brien wants an adaptable and flexible system

      The Texans introduced Bill O’Brien as their new head coach at a press conference on Friday and it wasn’t long before O’Brien started fielding questions about what kind of team he’s looking to put together in Houston. O’Brien didn’t delve into too many s…
    • Report: Texans could have interest in Crennel to fill coordinator role

      At his introductory press conference on Friday, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he would meet with the club’s current assistant coaches starting tomorrow. However, there’s a report suggesting a former NFL head coach could be among the prime candidates to…
    • Cushing: ‘I’m fired up to play for him’

      Bill O’Brien is a fiery, emotional coach. Brian Cushing is a fiery, emotional player. Could be a perfect match. “I’m fired up to play for him,” said Cushing, the Texans star linebacker. O’Brien was introduced as the Texans new coach at a press conferenc…
      Source: chron.com
    • McNair: O’Brien right person to take over ‘difficult situation’

      Bill O’Brien took over an extremely difficult situation at Penn State, with the program crushed by NCAA sanctions. He went 15-9 in two years and won national coach of the year honors the first year. O’Brien now takes over another difficult situation, wi…
      Source: chron.com
    • Under Scott O’Brien, Patriots special teams delivered

      Across the board, the Patriots have had their moments on special teams this season, one of many reasons they went 12-4, won the AFC East, and earned the No. 2 seed in the conference playoffs. In fact, this season may have been the finest in Scott O’Brie…
      Source: boston.com
    • Roundup: Penn State Looking for Coach With O’Brien Off to Texans

      Bill O’Brien is returning to the N.F.L. to coach the Texans, and Penn State indicated it planned to act fast to find his successor.
    • Texans to hold news conference on Friday

      There was a bit of confusion this morning after Penn State announced that its head football coach, Bill O'Brien, was leaving to become the head coach of the Houston Texans. The Texans still have not announced the hire. But they did announce a news confe…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Texans confirm dismissal of 16 assistant coaches

    Bill Kollar is the last link to the Gary Kubiak era on the Texans coaching staff. The Texans confirmed Tuesday that new coach Bill O’Brien has decided to keep Kollar as defensive line coach and let go of the other 16 coaches from Kubiak’s final staff in…
  • O’Brien cleans house, spares Kollar

    The Texans made their coaching changes official on Tuesday when they announced the firing of 16 assistants. New coach Bill O’Brien is in the process of hiring his staff, and the only holdover is Bill Kollar, the highly respected assistant head coach/def…
    Source: chron.com
  • Detroit Lions Head Coach Countdown 2014: Day #4

    Four days ago we witnessed the end of the Jim Schwartz era. And over the course of a search that has spanned 2 years, the picture of Lions’ next head coach is finally starting to take shape. Martin Mayhew and Tom Lewand said they planned to move swiftly…
    Source: lionsgab.com
  • Allen Robinson, of Orchard Lake St. Mary's, leaving Penn State early for NFL

    Penn State receiver Allen Robinson, who went to Orchard Lake St. Mary's will give up his final year of college eligibility and enter the NFL draft.
    Source: detnews.com

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