Jay Glazer mentioned on FOX NFL Sunday that the one surprising coaching move this offseason could be the Texans moving on from HC Bill O’Brien after the season if they lose early in the playoffs.
Glazer says that O’Brien hasn’t been a great fit with GM Rick Smith and ownership, despite the fact that he’s managed to get the team in the playoffs the past two seasons.
Should O’Brien end up being available, Glazer expects him to be among the hottest head-coaching candidates this offseason.
This is really surprising to hear, considering that O’Brien has done well, despite working with a number of quarterbacks since taking the job.
There were some rumors last year that he could consider some other opportunities but he openly dismissed having any interest in other jobs.
O’Brien, 47, was hired by the Texans back in 2014 after spending a few years at Penn State. Since taking the job with Houston, O’Brien has led them to a record of 27-20 (57.4 percent) to go along with two playoff appearances.
We’ll have more regarding O’Brien and his future with the Texans as the news is available.