The Houston Texans’ coaching rumors are still swirling as the regular season comes to a close this Sunday. Everyone’s favorite beat writer, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, recently reported the Texans are not going to hire a college head coach to succeed Bill O’Brien and Romeo Crennel.
McClain: Texans not interested in college route for new coach https://t.co/9hyWdSkUmM)— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) December 30, 2020
In case you forgot, O’Brien was the former head coach of Penn State before joining the Houston Texans. That experience may have something to do with Houston’s present stance. If this report is true, that means no Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney, Lincoln Riley, P.J. Fleck, or any other collegiate coach coming to Houston, assuming one even wanted to come anyway.
This report may also mean something else if we dive into the subtext. It could mean the Texans want someone with head coaching experience rather than going after a first time hire. If this is the case, get ready for Marvin Lewis, Jim Harbaugh (?), or Jim Caldwell.
At the moment, these are all just rumors. The Texans still have yet to hire a general manager, and according to them, they will hire a general manager before they hire a head coach.