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Houston Texans News: January 7, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

RTC: Charlie Strong lauds Bridgewater - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... As he was introduced as Texas' new head coach, Charlie Strong plugged Teddy Bridgewater, who he coached...

Early start counts for assistants, too - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
HOUSTON -- The Texans' early start to their coaching search ensured that they'd be able to approach anyone they chose to fill the position and it also...

Four assistant coach leave Penn State Nittany Lions - ESPN
Four assistant coaches have left the Penn State program in the wake of Bill O'Brien's departure for the NFL's Houston Texans, a university spokesman confirmed Monday.

Ultimate Texans " O’Brien to have six Penn St. assistants on Texans staff
Changing head coaches means the Texans will have a lot of new assistants under Bill O’Brien.

Report: Iowa OL Coach Brian Ferentz Going to Houston Texans - Black Heart Gold Pants
The Hawkeyes are shopping for yet another offensive line coach.

Brian Cushing on rehab, meeting Bill O'Brien
Linebacker Brian Cushing gave an update on his rehab from a knee injury, and also spoke about meeting head coach Bill O'Brien.

Around the League

Saints Can Shock the Mighty Seahawks - Canal Street Chronicles
On December 2nd 2013, the Seattle Seahawks dismantled a New Orleans Saints team that many thought had a shot to win. Next Saturday, a Saints team that most think has no shot could shock the mighty Seahawks.

Seahawks vs Saints, NFL playoffs: 6 stats that say Seattle will win on Saturday - Field Gulls
A playoff rematch from three years ago, the tables are turned sort of and the Seahawks are massive favorites. Here's why.

BNOTD: LB Brandon Spikes Placed on IR - Pats Pulpit

Peyton Manning vs. San Diego Chargers - Part 3 - Mile High Report
Here is how Peyton has managed to play against the Chargers over the course of his career.

6 Plays That Helped the Chargers Beat the Bengals - Bolts From The Blue
Kyle Posey has gone through the film and dug out six plays that helped the San Diego Chargers to get their first playoff win in five years, this one on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Steve Smith Injury: Panthers WR Says He Will Play vs. 49ers - Cat Scratch Reader
Steve Smith says it's 60/40 he will play which basically means he will play.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Baseball Hall of Fame: Latest prediction shows Biggio gets in, Bagwell shut out - The Crawfish Boxes
Two days before the announcement is made, Chris Jaffe predicts Biggio gets into the Hall of Fame this summer.

Breaking: Motiejunas Assigned to D-League - The Dream Shake
Is a stint in the D-League a D-Mo trade showcase or a chance for D-Mo to get his groove back?

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was -Are you surprised Bill O'Brien reportedly will retain Bill Kollar on the #Texans' staff? #TTTQ