The Texans still don’t have a general manager. Their current head coach is Romeo Crennel; Crennel will not coach the team next year. Texans owner Cal, or Kyle, McNair, is embarking on the hardest task an owner of a team faces—picking a head coach and a general manager to run his professional football team.
Kyle Cal isn’t a football expert. This has been made abundantly clear by the amount of control he gave Bill O’Brien and his comments explaining why DeAndre Hopkins was traded (money and salary cap ramifications had nothing to do with it). To help in his search for the newest Texans head coach and general manger, McNair has put together an ad-hoc advisory committee that includes Tony Dungy, Jimmy Johnson, Andre Johnson, RC Buford, and Rod Graves.
Cal McNair, #Texans chairman/CEO, has an impressive ad-hoc committee of consultants helping him find a new head coach & GM: Hall Fame coaches @TonyDungy & @JimmyJohnson,former Texans star Andre Johnson (@johnson80),@spurs CEO RC Buford & Rod Graves,exec dir/Fritz Pollard Alliance— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) December 8, 2020
This group of professional and knowledgeable men will show McNair what he’s looking for in a head coach and GM. We should all pray that this doesn’t turn into Houston hiring someone like Mike McCarthy, Marvin Lewis, or some other head coaching retread.
Houston hasn’t officially interviewed anyone for either position yet. Head coaching interviews usually take place immediately after the season ends. The Texans have been adamant they want to sign a general manager first, as the GM would then sign off on a head coach he can work with, something that apparently never occurred during Bill O’Brien’s ridiculous time here despite the trumpeted alignment between O’Brien and Brian Gaine.
In the meantime, all anyone can do is wait. Wait for Kyle to get the information and guidance he needs to start making decisions.