Report: Houston Texans hire Bill O’Brien


November 3, 2012; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O’Brian. Credit for this photo goes to USA Today Sports

Penn State Nittany Lions Head Coach Bill O’Brien appeared to be very interested in coming to the NFL in 2014, and after he agreed to interview with the Houston Texans earlier last week, ESPN’s Chris Mortenson is now reporting a deal between the two teams is done:

Bill O’Brien will indeed get to handpick his own quarterback with the Texans holding the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Expect Louisville’s teddy Bridgewater to be the pick if the team doesn’t sign or trade for a QB this offseason.

O’Brien reportedly met with the Texans the week after Christmas at his home in Cape Cod, and from there, it was only a matter of time until he was their next head coach.

That’s one less place for Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer and Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden to leave for. The likelihood that one of them leaves this offseason is very high, and the Bengals need to avoid losing both of them in the same offseason.

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