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Houston Texans News: January 12, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 12, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Jets expected to hire Texans' Mike Maccagnan as GM -
The first domino in the New York Jets' new era fell Sunday morning. Ian Rapoport reported that the team is expected to hire Texans college scouting director Mike Maccagnan as the new general manager.

Report: Bears have interest in Gary Kubiak | ProFootballTalk
Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is reportedly very much on the radar of a club with a head coaching vacancy. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears are "prepared to make a major push" for Kubiak.

Should Mike Maccagnan’s Draft History Scare the Jets? - WSJ
A look at how Mike Maccagnan, the reported next general manager of the Jets, drafted as director of college scouting for the Houston Texans.

Gary Kubiak staying put with Ravens | ProFootballTalk
While the Ravens were still alive in the playoffs, offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak had no interest in interviewing for head-coaching jobs.  Now that the Ravens have been eliminated, Kubiak has no interest in interviewing for head-coaching jobs.

Glover Quin's success with Lions could help lure free agents to Detroit
Quin could be used as an example to help lure free agents who want a chance to shine on a Detroit Lions team that seems to be improving.

Around the League

NFL playoffs schedule and results: Packers win thriller vs. Cowboys; Colts upset Broncos -
Mile High was no problem for the Colts who overcame an early deficit to upset the Broncos and move on to the AFC Championship. Earlier, the Packers staged a thrilling comeback to beat the Cowboys, setting up a matchup with the Seahawks.

Refs (correctly) overturn Dez Bryant's incredible catch -
One of the most athletic plays you'll ever see turns out to be not a catch, by rule.

Did Dez Bryant and the Cowboys get screwed? -
The ridiculous Calvin Johnson rule struck again as referee Gene Steratore's controversial overturning of a long Dez Bryant catch cost the Cowboys dearly. The Packers wound up holding on for the...

Colts vs. Broncos 2015 final score: 3 things we learned in Denver's loss to Indianapolis -
Peyton Manning looked like a shell of himself as the Broncos lost to the Colts in Denver on Sunday.

Broncos fall to Colts, questions surround Peyton Manning -
As the Broncos failed to win a playoff game for the 2nd time in Peyton Manning's 3 seasons in Denver, has the time come to hand the reins over to Brock Osweiler?

Cowboys vs. Packers 2015 results: 3 things we learned from Green Bay's 26-21 win -
Aaron Rodgers threw for two late scores to fuel a comeback at Lambeau.

A letter from Gen. Andrew Luck on the campaign in Denver -
The latest dispatch from the Civil War general.

2015 NFL Draft order: First 28 picks settled -
After losing in the divisional round, the Carolina Panthers pick 25th and could look for an offensive tackle for Cam Newton.

The Patriots knew exactly what they were doing -
The Patriots figured out the Ravens at exactly the right time in a physical chess match Saturday night.

Kam Chancellor is a bad man -
The Seattle defensive back destroyed the Carolina Panthers and it's time we take a stand against his indecency

Houston & Collegiate Sports

What hat should Craig Biggio wear on his Hall of Fame plaque? - The Crawfish Boxes
The question that's taking over the internet.

Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets head back to the Big Apple to take on the Brooklyn Nets.

Four-star CB Kris Boyd sets official visit to Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
Could the Longhorns close with the two-way high school star next weekend?

Five Thoughts on Kansas Jayhawks 86, Texas Tech Red Raiders 54 - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders were demolished in Lawrence, but PF Justin Jamison made a case to start at power forward.

The Business of TCU Athletics, 2014 Edition - Frogs O' War
Led by Athletics Director Chris Del Conte, TCU Athletics achieved another banner year financially, setting a record for total expenditures and gross football profit.

Phil Montgomery Snags Baylor Assistant HC Brian Norwood for Co-DC Position - Our Daily Bears
The former Offensive Coordinator-turned-Tulsa Golden Hurricane Head Coach snagged Baylor's Safeties Coach Brian Norwood to be his Co-Defensive Coordinator.

Daylon Mack Cancels Texas Longhorns Visit - Good Bull Hunting
An update on how 5-star DT Daylon Mack's recruitment is shaping up.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns @ Oklahoma State Cowboys - Barking Carnival
The Texas Longhorns lost in Stillwater 69-58 on a night when they righted many wrongs from the Oklahoma Sooners debacle, but left enough problems unchecked to give a...