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Houston Texans News: January 22, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, January 22, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel declines San Francisco 49ers' defensive coordinator job
Mike Vrabel will return to the Texans for a third season after turning down an offer to become the San Francisco 49ers' defensive coordinator, according to multiple reports.

Texans hire Anthony Weaver as defensive line coach - Ultimate Texans
The Texans have hired Anthony Weaver as their new defensive line coach, replacing Paul Pasqualoni.

Texans bring Anthony Weaver back to Houston as defensive line coach | ProFootballTalk
Anthony Weaver spent the final three years of his playing career in Houston as a member of the Texans' defensive line. Weaver last played in 2008 and made a transition to the coaching ranks in 2010 as a graduate assistant at the University of Florida.

Texans' J.J. Watt among millennials' favorite athletes - Houston Chronicle
While a certain New York radio host might not hold a high opinion of Texans star J.J. Watt, that sentiment apparently isn't shared by millennials.

Around the League

Carson Palmer's incredible season could only happen with the Cardinals -
It looked like he was done. Then the Cardinals found him.

Ian Seau gets the spotlight and shadow that comes with the last name of a legend -
The nephew of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau is etching his own name into the family legacy.

Christian McCaffrey isn't draft eligible, but his brother Max is -
Max McCaffrey insists he has no issue with a shadow being cast on him by his father and brother.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros sign Wandy Rodriguez to minor league contract - The Crawfish Boxes

James Harden, Dwight Howard not voted All-Star Game starters - The Dream Shake
No surprise. The Houston Rockets will not have a starter in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.

Hard Knocks: Texas Tech Edition - Viva The Matadors
No, Texas Tech isn't getting Hard Knocks. But this is what it would look like if we did, thanks to the new S&C coach.

Texas enlists Silsbee native Mark Henry to recruit Patrick Hudson - Burnt Orange Nation
Meet the fellow Silsbee native who knows what it's like to benefit from some time in Austin.

TCU gets RB Darius Anderson for 2016 class - Frogs O' War
The George Ranch RB skips out on Austin this weekend and joins #FunkyTown16.

Baylor Overcomes Kansas State in 2OT 79-72 - Our Daily Bears
Behind Al Freeman's 11 overtime points, Baylor notched up its defensive energy to outlast a feisty Kansas State team in an ugly double overtime game.

YESSIR! Aggies add QB commit Nick Starkel - Good Bull Hunting
Nick Starkel announces his commitment to Texas A&M.

Texas Longhorns 2016 Recruiting Recap: Offense - Barking Carnival
A rundown of Texas' current pledges and top remaining targets to close out the 2016 class.

Should Conference USA Seriously Consider Expansion? - Underdog Dynasty
Hot off the report of the Conference losing TV rights money, one C-USA beat writer suggests the addition of two teams will help the league. Is the move plausible?