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Houston Texans Coaching News: Texans Hire Defensive Coach Chris Rumph

Goodbye John Pagano, hello Chris Rumph.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Texans made a couple of coaching staff decisions after the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. They fired outside linebackers coach John Pagano. Defensive backs coach Anthony Midget left for Tennessee. They promoted defensive line coach Anthony Weaver to defensive coordinator, and placed Romeo Crennel in an advisory role of some sort.

Houston has made a decision to fill one of their coaching vacancies. They hired Chris Rumph, the University of Tennessee Volunteers outside linebacker coach, and co-defensive coordinator, to take, what is presumed to be, the Texans’ outside linebacker coaching position.

Here’s Rumph’s resume, courtesy of Aaron Wilson with the Houston Chronicle:

Rumph previously coached at Florida where he coached the defensive line and held the co-defensive coordinator title. He also had coaching stints at Texas, Alabama, Clemson, Memphis and at South Carolina State.

Rumph played linebacker at South Carolina.