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Houston Texans News: December 31, 2013

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

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Houston Texans News

Bill O’Brien reportedly could be Texans next coach within 24 hours; owner McNair remains quiet
Texans owner Bob McNair declined to comment on reports he is on the verge of hiring Penn State’s Bill O’Brien as the third head coach in franchise history.

Report: Bucs considering Gary Kubiak for head coach spot
Former Texans coach Gary Kubiak’s name already is surfacing for other head-coaching positions.

Greg Schiano, Mark Dominik fired by Buccaneers - Bucs Nation
The Buccaneers have moved on from their head coach.

Wade Phillips wants to be Texans head coach, won’t rule out staying as defensive coordinator
Wade Phillips reiterated his desire to remain as the Texans’ head coach in his final press conference following the Texans’ 2-14 season Monday, saying Houston is his home — and reminding reporters he’s got a house under construction here. He also wouldn’t rule the possibility of staying on as the defensive coordinator under another head coach.

Owen Daniels tries not to ponder his future - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Tight end Owen Daniels is not a head-in-the-sand kind of player. He listens, he reads, he knows there's talk about whether or not he'll be back with...

Tate Unlikely To Return To Texans - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Eric Allen discusses RB Ben Tate's tweet that he will not return to the Houston Texans next season.

Quick end to coach search will aid Houston Texans - ESPN
HOUSTON -- Yesterday, after the Houston Texans' season-ending loss to the Tennessee Titans, I stopped team owner Bob McNair outside the locker room to...

Texans ink Mike Thomas, five others to contracts
The Texans announced on Monday they have signed six players to reserve/future contracts.

Around the League

Mike Shanahan fired by the Washington Redskins - Hogs Haven
After four roller coaster seasons, Dan Snyder has decided to fire Mike Shanahan and void the fifth year of his contract. Here's a timeline of Mike Shanahan's tenure in D.C.

Jim Schwartz fired by Lions - Pride Of Detroit
Jim Schwartz has been fired by the Detroit Lions.

Leslie Frazier Fired By Minnesota Vikings - Daily Norseman
As expected, Leslie Frazier has been fired as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

Greg Schiano, Mark Dominik fired by Buccaneers - Bucs Nation
The Buccaneers have moved on from their head coach.

Rob Chudzinski Fired by Cleveland Browns After 1 Season - Dawgs By Nature
After a day's worth of rumors, though, reports have surfaced that Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski has indeed been fired.

Dennis Allen survives Black Monday, every indication he'll be back - Silver And Black Pride
It's the dreaded ‘Black Monday' for the NFL. The day the axe comes down on many head coaches across the league. Today is also the day for head coaches to hold their end of season press...

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Mack Brown goes out with a whimper in 30-7 loss to Oregon - Burnt Orange Nation
The Texas Longhorns defense played hard and mostly played well, but two interception returns for touchdowns sunk the Horns against the Oregon Ducks in Mack Brown's last stand at the Alamo Bowl.

Red Raider Gridiron | Texas Tech Trounces Arizona St. in Holiday Bowl - Viva The Matadors
The Texas Tech Red Raiders came in as double-digit underdogs against the Arizona St. Sun Devils, but ended up leaving San Diego as winners of the Holiday Bowl.

Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to avenge an earlier loss to the Kings and bounce back from a beatdown in Oklahoma City tonight in Houston.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Will Gary Kubiak be a head coach in the NFL in 2014? #TTTQ