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Houston Texans News: January 3, 2013

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, January 3, 2013.

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Houston Texans News

Texans announce they will have Friday press conference; Bill O’Brien will be introduced as new coach
The Houston Texans have announced they will have an 11 a.m. press conference on Friday.

New Texans coach Bill O’Brien: ‘I’m excited to be here’
As soon as new Texans coach Bill O’Brien stepped off owner Bob McNair’s private jet and on to the tarmac, he was ready to take on the challenge of trying to resurrect the NFL’s worst team.

RTC: O'Brien vs. other Belichick proteges - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... On Wednesday on this blog we ran a piece by our Patriots reporter Mike Reiss on the difference between...

Houston Texans season wrap-up - ESPN
Quarterback play doomed Texans' 2014 season.

Houston Texans Draft: QB or pass rusher? - ESPN
Neither declaration was a surprise. First, on Wednesday, the University of Louisville announced that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater would leave school...

Around The League

Mario Williams, former fiancée settle engagement ring dispute
Former Texans defensive lineman Mario Williams and his former fiancée, Erin Marzouki, have agreed to a settlement in Williams’ lawsuit seeking to recover his 10.04-carat engagement ring from Marzouki.

49ers vs. Packers Preview: Why San Francisco Might Not Be Able to Outscore Green Bay - Acme Packing Company
We take a look at the numbers showing why the San Francisco offense has been less effective at scoring points over the second half of the 2013 season than they were in the first half and explain how this could benefit the Packers.

NFL Playoffs 2014: Scouting The Field - Canal Street Chronicles
The Showoff, The Enigma, The Bully. We take a look at each of the playoff teams in the 2014 NFL playoff race, and the characteristics they display.

Buccaneers officially hire Lovie Smith - Bucs Nation
The Bucs have finally made the hiring official.

Are the San Diego Chargers the most dangerous team in the playoffs? - Bolts From The Blue
Should any team in the playoffs be excited to play the San Diego Chargers? Maybe, but maybe not. It all comes down to how dangerous the team can be and how well they can cover up their flaws.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Baseball Hall of Fame: A crowded ballot and a shrinking electorate - The Crawfish Boxes
On a slow day of baseball news, furor over Hall of Fame ballots has kicked up again. One problem, though, hasn't been discussed.

Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets take on the Knicks at the Toyota Center tonight. The Knicks are coming off a win in San Antonio and the Rockets have lost two straight.

Aggie WR Mike Evans Declares for NFL Draft - Good Bull Hunting
The standout sophomore has officially declared for the NFL Draft.

10 thoughts on the Texas head coaching search - Barking Carnival
Musings for your weekend.

The Major is Movin' On - Barking Carnival
The Longhorns' chosen son will be leaving Austin for a second and final time.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Bridgewater, Manziel, or Bortles? Why? #TTTQ