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Houston Texans Hire Mike Devlin As New Offensive Line Coach

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That vacancy at offensive line coach for the Texans? Bill O'Brien didn't wait long to fill it. Read on for more information about Mike Devlin, the new man in charge of Houston's offensive line.

All hail Mike Devlin.
All hail Mike Devlin.
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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.

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:

What's your reaction to the news that Mike Devlin will be coaching the Texans' offensive line next year?