Less than a day after word got out that the Texans would be in the market for a new offensive line coach, multiple reports indicate that Bill O'Brien has already secured his replacement for Paul Dunn.
Source confirms that Jets OL coach Mike Devlin has accepted same position with Houston, as @alexmarvez said. Had a yr left on Jets contract.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) January 9, 2015
Although he still had another year left on his contract with the Jets, Mike Devlin was presumably available after Rex Ryan was relieved of his duties as head coach in New Jersey. Devlin's bio on the Jets' website indicates he was the longest tenured coach on the Jets' staff, so he's no flash in the pan when it comes to coaching in the NFL. He also played seven (7) years in the league, which naturally figures to add credibility in the eyes of the players he's coaching.
Noted offensive line aficionado and local sports radio host Lance Zierlein is a fan of the hire:
Can’t tell you how excited I am that Mike Devlin is the new offensive line coach for Texans. Huge upgrade w/ very sharp man taking over.— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) January 9, 2015
What's your reaction to the news that Mike Devlin will be coaching the Texans' offensive line next year?