Report: Texans to interview Bill O'Brien

Report: Texans to interview Bill O'Brien
December 26, 2013, 6:45 pm
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The Texans already reportedly interviewed Lovie Smith. Next up: Bill O'Brien. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Texans and O'Brien planned to interview after Christmas. It's after Christmas.

O'Brien took over a Penn State program in shambles and was able to keep the program afloat and playing very well after one of the biggest scandals in sports history. He also has NFL coaching experience, which he gained under Bill Belichick in New England. Rapoport is also reporting the buyout for O'Brien from Penn State is $6.5 million, which wouldn't be out of the question for the Texans to pay. 

The Texans fired Gary Kubiak with three games left in the season to get a jump on their coaching search. Interim coach Wade Phillips, according to owner Bob McNair, is also a candidate to take the job on a full-time basis. 

The Texans have lost 13 straight games after beginning the 2013 season with two wins. If they lose to the Titans on Sunday, they'll earn the top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. 

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