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Houston Texans Coaching News: Texans Hire Ben McDaniels As Offensive Assistant

News released during the Super Bowl.

NFL: AUG 18 Preseason - Bears at Patriots Photograph by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Texans love making announcements that will be met with scorn on Friday afternoons, while everyone is driving home to enjoy their weekend, or on Sunday nights, when everyone is tucked in getting ready for their Monday.

The newest one that came last night, right before the Super Bowl started, is the report that they have hired a new offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach in Ben McDaniels. Ben McDaniels if of course the younger brother of Josh McDaniels, the man everyone was horrified would become the head coach of the Houston Texans because of his ties to New England.

Ben McDaniels is 40 years old. He played quarterback at Kent State and recently was the offensive coordinator for Rutgers (for a single season), an offensive assistant in Chicago, and has spent the last two season as an offensive assistant and then the quarterbacks coach at the University of Michigan. Riveting experience. Ben now has the same role with the Texans in Houston.

During David Culley’s introductory press conference, Nick Caserio mentioned that the focus was now on constructing a staff. Hiring someone with ties to the Patriots is what Caserio meant by that.