Report: Texans hire Bill O'Brien

Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

The Houston Texans have reportedly hired Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien to be their next coach.

News broke late last night that the Houston Texans has hired Bill O'Brien to be their next head coach.  O'Brien has been at Penn State for the last two years.  He did a really good job there of guiding the program through some really rough times with a 15-9 record.

O'Brien is no stranger to the NFL.  He was an offensive assistant with the New England Patriots from 2007-2012.

Of course O'Brien will now turn his attention to the NFL draft.  The Texans hold the first overall pick, and they will most likely be selecting a quarterback with that pick.  Most people expect that quarterback to be Teddy Bridgewater, but a lot can change between now and May.

The Penn State vacancy will now create some ripples throughout the country.  Although there was the report earlier that Mike Munchak had expressed interest in the job, I doubt that comes to fruition.  Munchak is under contract for another year with the Titans, and NFL contracts are not as easily broken as college contracts.

For Munchak to go to Penn State, he and Tommy Smith would have to mutually agree to dissolve the contract.  There is always a chance that could happen, but I still think Mike Munchak is the coach of the Titans in 2014 (unfortunately).

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