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Houston Texans Coaching News: Texans Hiring Offensive Line Coach, Tight Ends Coach

The Houston Texans are building their staff.

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We have run through every narrative before. If the Houston Texans trade for Laremy Tunsil. If they have another year of continuity. If they hire a new offensive line coach. These were the things required for the Texans to have a competent offensive line. None of these things brought one. Tunsil didn’t make a dramatic impact, Houston’s offensive line was hideous in 2020 after another year together, and James Campen didn’t fix anything. So here we are once again.

The Texans have now hired another new offensive line coach. George Warhop will coach Houston’s offensive line in 2022. Warhop worked with Lovie Smith when Smith was the head coach in Tampa Bay and spent the last three years coaching an abysmal Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line. Andrew Norwell regressed after he left Carolina for Jacksonville, Cam Robinson and Jawaan Taylor never reached their potential. Right guard was a revolving door. The only success was Brandon Linder, but he was already one of the best centers in the game before Warhop showed up.

Joining Warhop is assistant offensive line coach Hal Hunter. Hunter worked with Pep Hamilton in Indianapolis back when Hamilton was the offensive coordinator there. He was partly responsible for Andrew Luck’s destruction and hasn’t coached the last two years. He’s 62 years old. Warhop is 60 years old. The Texans are running with experience.

The Texans also found a new tight end coach to replace Andy Bischoff, who ran off join Brian Daboll in New York. They are bringing in Las Vegas Raiders running backs coach Tim Berbenich to coach Houston’s tight ends. Berbenich has been an assistant coach across the league since 2003. He also coached with Pep Hamilton back when in Indianapolis.

Lastly, Houston is expected to retain current defensive backs coach Dino Vasso for 2022.

The Texans are already close to filling out their staff. Lovie Smith will be the head coach and the defensive coordinator, Pep Hamilton will be the offensive coordinator. Various positional roles are filling up fast. Smith is looking to stock his coaching staff with men he and Hamilton have coached with before. Hopefully the results are different this time after their struggles in Indianapolis and Tampa Bay.