Titans hired Texans’ Pat O’Hara to coach QBs and Shane Bowen for OLBs. O’Hara was offensive assistant and Bowen was assistant LBs with Texans.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 27, 2018
Pat O’Hara will reportedly be the Titans’ Quarterbacks Coach, and Shane Bowen the Outside Linebackers Coach.
O’Hara comes highly regarded by colleagues and media alike.
That’s a terrific move for Pat O’Hara to coach Mariota. He was highly regarded by the Texans and will do well with the Titans. Good get by Vrabel.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 27, 2018
The Bears were reportedly among the other teams interested in O’Hara for the QB Coach position.
After playing quarterback in the NFL and the Arena Football League, O’Hara spent many years in the AFL as the Head Coach of three different teams. He joined the Texans staff in 2015 as an offensive assistant and helped coach quarterback DeShaun Watson in 2017.
And some interesting facts about O’Hara from his Wikipedia page...
O’Hara’s previous off-seasons have included consulting work, coordinating and choreographing football action scenes in movies. He also has coached actors such as Adam Sandler, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson to better help them portray their characters. In addition, O’Hara has appeared in several movies including The Waterboy, Any Given Sunday, and The Game Plan.
Bowen was a graduate assistant at Ohio State when Vrabel was the defensive line coach. He has spent the past two seasons with the Texans as a defensive assistant.
That makes three total positional coaches hired by Mike Vrabel so far, all before the hiring of offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator.
There’s not much out there about Shane Bowen. He’s a very young coach who Mike Vrabel presumably knows very well. Pat O’Hara and Kerry Coombs appear thus far to be A+ hires for the organization.
Nothing official has been announced by the team yet.