Leave it to Houston to interrupt our night of scotch, sex and yelling at Johnny Manziel (not in that order), but here we are two hours before midnight in the Lone Star State and the Texans have found their new head coach in Bill O’Brien according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
O’Brien falls from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, spending 2007-2011 toiling away learning the Patriots’ way as assistant and eventually filling in for Josh McDaniels in 2008. After briefly considering a job with the Jacksonville Jaguars, O’Brien agreed to take on the mess that was the Penn State program in January 2012, just weeks before the departing Joe Paterno’s passing.
So there you go, Houston. You have a head coach not afraid of programs in complete meltdown, unless you remember that he told Penn State fans he wasn’t a “one-and-done” type of coach when passing on the Cleveland Browns in 2013 and staying in Happy Valley one more season.