Bob McNair alluded to Lovie Smith getting an interview for the Texans' head coaching vacancy in his Gary-Kubiak-Has-Been-Fired press conference, so ESPN's report that Lovie was in fact formally interviewed earlier this week isn't exactly earth-shattering news to Texans fans. On Lovie:
A Texas native, Smith was fired as coach of the Chicago Bears after last season when the team went 10-6 and missed the playoffs. The 55-year-old Smith posted an 81-63 record in nine seasons in Chicago, guiding the Bears to three NFC North titles and a berth in Super Bowl XLI.
Smith fits what McNair has said he's looking for in Gary Kubiak's successor, and if there's a guy who on paper would seem to be "Texans-worthy" (assuming we use that word to mean "a guy who would fit the current culture at Reliant Park"), Smith is it. To that end, here's hoping McNair realizes that a culture that has borne a 2-12 record (and counting!) in 2013 is not a culture worth saving.
Other potential replacements for Kubiak strike me as far more attractive candidates than Lovie Smith. Where do you stand on the notion of Lovie Smith as the third head coach on franchise history?