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Houston Texans Coaching News: Texans Hire D’Anton Lynn As Assistant Defensive Backs Coach

The Texans add another member to their staff.

Purdue v Penn State
Now he’s a coach.
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The Texans fired a lot of coaches last month. One of those was defensive backs coach John Butler, who was recently hired by the Buffalo Bills in the same role. Under Butler’s watch last season, the law firm of Kareem Jackson, Kevin Johnson, and Johnathan Joseph was awful. The entire secondary was bad, aside from some competent play from Andre Hal.

To replace Butler, the Texans promoted Anthony Midget from assistant to the defensive backs coach to the actual defensive backs coach. With Midget now doing bigger things, Houston had a hole to fill. Yesterday, the Texans hired D’Anton Lynn to be the new assistant defensive backs coach.

Here’s a bit on information on him as reported by John McClain at the Houston Chronicle:

Lynn, a native Texan who played at Celina HS and Penn State, is the son of Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn.

After leaving Penn State, Lynn worked with his father. He was a defensive intern with the New York Jets and a defensive assistant with Buffalo before spending last season as a defensive assistant on his father’s staff with the Chargers.

Hopefully Lynn and Midget can work together to bring some sort of competency to the Texans’ secondary in 2018.