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Houston Texans News: January 13, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 13, 2014.

Jamie Squire

Houston Texans News

You can thank Houston Texans for 49ers-Seahawks rivalry | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Seahawks fans who watched the San Francisco 49ers pummel and mock the Carolina Panthers on Sunday were left with two emotions appropriate for a conference championship game that will send the winning team to the Super Bowl.

Romeo Crennel to be Houston Texans' defensive coordinator - ESPN
After meeting for the first time Wednesday, Romeo Crennel and Bill O'Brien discovered they were a good match.

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien big on building trust, dedication - ESPN
HOUSTON -- "I’m pretty uncomfortable talking about myself; you’ll find that out," Bill O’Brien says. That’s clear...

Mike Munchak reportedly will interview with Texans -
Mike Munchak reportedly will interview with the Houston Texans on Friday for an offensive line coaching job. The former Tennessee Titans coach began his playing career in Houston in 1982 when he was drafted by the Oilers.

What went wrong? Running backs - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
While it's easy to blame the Texans' 2013 season on one position, their unexpected fall to the worst record in the league featured problems at nearly...

Around the League

49ers 23, Panthers 10 Recap: Season Fades to Black - Cat Scratch Reader
The Carolina Panthers fall flat at home to the San Francisco 49ers, 23-10.

Saints vs. Seahawks Playoff Recap: Lack Of Offense Again Dooms The 2013 Saints, Season Over - Canal Street Chronicles
Links, tweets, and video from the Saints' 23-15 playoff loss to the Seahawks

Seahawks beat Saints to advance to NFC Championship Game - Field Gulls
In the Playoffs, a win's a win.

49ers-Panthers final score: San Francisco advances to face Seattle Seahawks in 2014 NFC Championship Game - Niners Nation
The 49ers defeated the Panthers 23-10 to advance to the NFC Championship Game. It's about to get crazy, y'all.

Broncos Chargers final score: Broncos beat Chargers 24-17 to advance to AFC Championship Game - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos advance to the AFC Championship Game after a 24-17 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

Chargers Broncos final score: Denver beats San Diego 24-17 to advance to AFC Championship - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers offense waited until the fourth quarter to show up for this game, and that is what ended up costing them against the Denver Broncos. Mike McCoy's team will head home while the Broncos advance to take on the Patriots.

Patriots vs. Colts Final Score: Pats Move On to AFC Championship with 43-22 Win! - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots are headed back to the AFC Championship with a convincing 43-22 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional Playoffs.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics Game Preview - The Dream Shake
The Houston Rockets look to...

Astros Rumors: Down by the Overbay? - The Crawfish Boxes
The latest off-season rumor suggests that the Astros have interest in 1B free-agent Lyle Overbay. CRPerry13 discusses why this rumor is no more than empty wind.

Charlie Strong's first coaching staff coming together with five hires made - Burnt Orange Nation
The Texas Longhorns have now nearly filled the entire defensive coaching staff and may be on the verge of landing a big name to coach the offensive line.

Jeff Madden out as Texas Longhorns S&C coach? - Burnt Orange Nation
Longtime Texas Longhorns strength and conditioning coach Jeff Madden may have tweeted out his farewell on Sunday evening.

Duane Akina's dismissal marks end of DBU era at Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
With the departure of longtime defensive back coach Duane Akina, DBU will never be the same.

Hey Jakeem, You Didn't Get The Memo - Viva The Matadors
Baker Mayfield gets demoted and decides to transfer. Jakeem Grant gets demoted, works hard, gets back on the first team and stars in the bowl game. Which one is handling a demotion correctly?

Johnny Manziel: Greatest Of All Time - Good Bull Hunting
A&M fans heard their school described a lot of ways before Johnny, but never as the hottest school in the country.

Final 2013-2014 Baylor Offensive Stats, Rankings, and Records - Our Daily Bears
Now that the 2013-2014 season has officially ended, we can take stock of what an amazing year it was from a purely statistical perspective.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was -