More PSU assistants coming to Texans

More PSU assistants coming to Texans
January 6, 2014, 4:00 pm
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O'Brien lining up a coaching staff of his own

(Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)

Bill O'Brien is bringing several of his assistants from Penn State with him to Houston.

After O'Brien fired most of the Texans' staff from 2013, most of the Penn State staff from 2013 has resigned. Receivers coach Stan Hixon, assistant Jim Bernhardt, running backs coach Charles London, safeties coach Anthony Midget, strength coach Craig Fitzgerald and defensive coordinator John Butler have all resigned from Penn State.

London, Hixon, Midget, Butler and Fitzgerald and his staff will be joining the Texans, sources close to the Penn State program have confirmed. Butler will coach defensive backs with the Texans.

According to PennLive.com all six are expected to join O'Brien in Houston. The Texans haven't announced any new hires just yet. 

Only three coaches remain on the Penn State staff: interim coach Larry Johnson, offensive line coach Mac McWhorter and tight ends coach John Strollo.

According to reports, the only position coach who has been retained is defensive line coach Bill Kollar.

CSNHouston.com's Dave Zangaro contributed to this story.

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