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Houston Texans News: January 2, 2013

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


Houston Texans News

Bill O'Brien fits bill for Houston Texans - ESPN
Bill O'Brien is equipped to succeed as the Texans' head coach, unlike previous Bill Belichick protégés, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Bill O’Brien grew frustrated with Penn State politics | ProFootballTalk
The Texans knew they’d be in the job market around a month ago, when they fired Gary Kubiak. But Kubiak’s official departure came two days after his replacement confided to a reporter that he wasn’t long for Penn State.

Bill O'Brien, the outsider, arrived at the perfect time; maybe he's leaving at the right time, too |
When O'Brien arrived, he was exactly what PSU needed when they needed it. But he was never destined to fit for long at a place where just being a coach wasn't enough for some.

Penn State fans shouldn't be too hard on Bill O'Brien - ESPN
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- After days of speculation and weeks of unease among Nittany Nation, the Bill O’Brien carousel appears to have finally come...

Breaking down Bill O’Brien’s decision to leave Penn State for the Houston Texans | Campus Union -
On Tuesday night, shortly before the ball dropped and ushered in 2014, news broke that Bill O’Brien will become the next head coach of the Houston Texans. He’ll depart Penn State after two seasons at the school, where he went 8-4 in ’12 and 7-5 in ’13, respectively.

Bill O'Brien in position to mold next Houston Texans QB -
Bill O'Brien inherits the Houston Texans' head coach job at a unique moment in franchise history. The team holds the No. 1 pick in a quarterback-rich NFL Draft, giving O'Brien a pivotal choice.

Around the League

2014 NFL mock draft: Offseason planning begins -
Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville can be penciled in as the No. 1 pick in the draft (for now), but after that the draft is wide open. How many quarterbacks will go in the top 10, and how far could defensive end Jadeveon Clowney slip?

Saints vs. Eagles NFC Wild Card Playoff: Scouting the Enemy - Canal Street Chronicles
In anticipation of the huge Saints vs. Eagles Wild Card playoff matchup Saturday, Wallace Delery chats with Brandon Lee Gowton from Bleeding Green Nation to get the insider perspective on the Eagles.

Jim Harbaugh talks Lambeau cold, 49ers wide receivers, road games and more - Niners Nation
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh met with the media Wednesday afternoon as the 49ers begin preparations for their Wild Card showdown with the Packers. We've got a transcript for your reading pleasure.

Bengals Need To Learn From Week 17 Mistakes For Success In Playoffs - Cincy Jungle
The Bengals made multiple mistakes last Sunday against the Ravens and they can't repeat them if they want to make a deep playoff run.

Kansas City Chiefs' Andy Reid: 'Mistakes get magnified in the playoffs' - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs can expect a better turnover ratio this time around against the Indianapolis Colts. There's no way they're as bad as they were last game (four turnovers).

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Rockets' Five Remaining "Schedule Losses" - The Dream Shake
The Houston Rockets suffered a "schedule loss" on Sunday when they were forced to play at Oklahoma City in their eighth game in twelve days.

Happy New Year From The Crawfish Boxes - The Crawfish Boxes
Happy New Year, Astros fans!

Fiesta Bowl Final: UCF 52, Baylor 42 - Our Daily Bears
For just the second time this season, the Baylor Bears found themselves outplayed and on the losing end. That it happened tonight on basically the largest possible stage and in the final game of the season only makes things worse.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Because the news broke after the last #TTTQ, I'll ask tonight: Your reaction to the #Texans hiring Bill O'Brien? #TTTQ