When Charles London decided he didn’t want to be the running backs coach for your Houston Texans any longer, he created an opening on Bill O’Brien’s staff. Although O’Brien hasn’t officially hired or replaced any of his departed assistants yet, word is that he’s trying to bring a man Oilers fans will know quite well back to Houston to coach Lamar Miller, D’Onta Foreman & Co.
RB coach gary brown has offers from Texans and Cowboys https://t.co/MCjF7cIq2S— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) January 11, 2018
Texans are trying to hire Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown, according to @clarencehilljr Dallas trying to keep him. Brown was an Oilers starting RB in the early 90s when they were one of the league's best teams.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 12, 2018
In addition to interest from the Cowboys and Texans, Jon Gruden reportedly interviewed Brown for a gig in Oakland as well. Brown’s in demand, due in large part to the success DeMarco Murray and Ezekiel Elliott had under his tutelage.
Brown of course played five seasons in Houston, with the most memorable one being in 1993. I remember how Brown exploded on the scene out of nowhere after getting hardly any work in the Oilers’ offense during the two seasons prior. It remains to be seen whether a homecoming for Brown in Houston is in the offing.
McClain has some other news about potential comings and goings on the Texans’ staff.
The Bears are interested in hiring Texans offensive assistant Pat O'Hara as their new QB coach under Matt Nagy. The Texans have offered Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown a job as their RB coach replacing Charles London. QB coach Sean Ryan interviewed for Brows' OC job.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 12, 2018
Thoughts or reaction?
UPDATE: Sounds like Brown had decided to stay in Arlington.
Running backs coach Gary Brown is expected to return to the Cowboys, according to sources. He had interest from the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans. Brown has been with the Cowboys since 2013 and helped DeMarco Murray and Ezekiel Elliott to earn Pro... https://t.co/AQFTcgVmfo— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) January 12, 2018