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2014 NFL Bracketology: Day 4

The results are in, so stop by and check to see who advanced to Lombardi's Last Four. Make your picks for the semi-finals.

Battle Red Newswire: January 2, 2013

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 2, 2013.


Who Is Bill O'Brien?

One Texans fan does some research and attempts to answer the question in Part I of the series.

Some Insight Into BOB's Final Months At PSU

Some of [O'Brien's] frustrations revolved around what he saw as the lack of leadership at Penn State and his desire simply to fulfill his job description as the football coach, not university figurehead. I wrote about this a few days ago when I thought the time was apt.

"You can print this: You can print that I don’t really give a ---- what the ‘Paterno people’ think about what I do with this program. I’ve done everything I can to show respect to Coach Paterno. Everything in my power. So I could really care less about what the Paterno faction of people, or whatever you call them, think about what I do with the program. I’m tired of it.

"For any ‘Paterno person’ to have any objection to what I’m doing, it makes me wanna put my fist through this windshield right now.

"I’m trying to field the most competitive football team I can with near-death penalty ----ing sanctions. Every time I say something like that and somebody prints it, it’s skewed as an excuse. And I’m not an excuse-maker. I’m trying to do the best I can for the kids in that program. That’s all I care about is the kids in that program. As long as I’m the head football coach here."

Read more from David Jones of

2014 NFL Bracketology: Day 3

The number of teams left have now dwindled down to eight. Stop by to see the results from yesterday and vote for who makes it into Lombardi's Last Four.

Teddy Bridgewater Declares For 2014 NFL Draft

With the Houston Texans on the clock with the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the player many have tabbed as the Texans' likely selection has officially declared for the draft. Teddy Bridgewater (QB--Louisville) is now eligible.

Stan Hixon Will Join Texans' Coaching Staff

The first word of who may comprise Bill O'Brien's coaching staff in Houston has gotten out. Learn about Stan Hixon, the newest member of the Texans' coaching staff and presumably the team's new wide receivers coach.

BRB Open Thread: New Year's College Football

Today's the big day for college football bowl games. Talk about what you're watching in Battle Red Blog's open thread for all the games being played on New Year's Day.

Happy New Year From BRB

When it comes to Houston Texans football, 2013 was a bit of a drag. 2014 WILL be better.

BREAKING NEWS: Houston Texans Hire Bill O'Brien

According to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, the Houston Texans have hired Gary Kubiak's successor. Check out the reaction of Texans fans on Battle Red Blog.

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