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Bill O'Brien emerges as Houston Texans No. 1 target for new head coach

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by platypus, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Refman

    Refman Contributing Member

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    This is Clutchfans, take your actual logic and go somewhere that allows it. :grin:
     
  2. HTown_DieHard

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    I'm down for Bill O'Brien...

    This would be a slam dunk hire.
     
  3. emjohn

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    Definitely my favorite candidate, personally.
     
  4. Rocket River

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    I would hope they would wait until the end of the season.
    I think it is too early to make a decision

    Rocket River
    Obviously Lovie was a Rooney Rule interview . . . if they hiring this quickly.
    Would seem they had the decision already made
     
  5. mick fry

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    Lol, funny stuff right thar! Kinda like Dave Chappel playing the blind black guy who was the head kkk member.
     
  6. emjohn

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    Or being smart - the one good thing about firing your coach before the season ends is you get first crack at talking to the top coaching candidates.
     
  7. Dgn1

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    Nah, Lovie was readily available. Other coach still has a job to do among other complications. I don't think it's more to it.
     
  8. hairyme

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    I was at Penn State before and after O'Brien came onboard...

    Before, during Paterno years, the team was just unwatchable to me. It was vintage style football, but with a bunch of rural PA doughboys running into each other at the line of scrimmage--no real passing game to speak of. I'd be forced into watching these games with others and we were never competitive against any ranked teams or other big schools.

    Once O'Brien came on, he instantly transformed that offense into something New England-like: quick-paced (comparatively at least) offense, strong intermediate passing game and a lot of tight end action (please note euphemism.). The offense was fun to watch AND very effective in the few games I watched in his first season.

    But uhh I didn't really watch much more than a few games here and there, and I am often wrong about uhh everything, so while I think O'Brien could be a good hire, I'm not really guaranteeing any success either...
     
  9. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
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    lol #1 - chris baldwin claiming to have sources with the texans

    lol #2 - all the northeasterners/PSU fans in the comments section

    edit: THIS is seriously interesting though, Schefty can do no wrong.
     
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  10. david_rocket

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    SkyrimOwnsAll is that you?
     
  11. TheFreak

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    You can't go wrong with either O'Brien or Dylan Murphy.
     
  12. Ericstocracy

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    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/22/report-reduced-buyout-for-bill-obrien-could-open-door-to-nfl-job/

    The buyout is pretty low. Especially compared to his previous years buyout number.

    I'd jump all over it as soon as the season ended. He's also currently trying to find a way to lower his buyout clause even more so that his path is that much more open to the NFL.

    With all the info coming out on how he felt wronged by the additional punishments to Penn State and that he felt the trustees, AD, and president all lied to him, He wants to bolt, and bolt quickly.
     
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    texans won't hire a hispanic coach so the more likely candidate will be white or black. =/

    lol some of the posts. As long as he can get the job done, i don't care what or who he is just get him over here.
     
  14. SWTsig

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    Baldwin is a hack. He may want to rethink his schtick of writing incendiary fanboy pieces if he ever wants anyone to consider him as anything even approaching a credible journalist.
     
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    No Jack Del Rio?
     
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    Sounds good but what's his defensive philosophy?
     
  17. 45souf

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    Lets say that he is our coach of choice, Who takes over fro Wade? Does wade leave? Does he stay?
     
  18. drewd17

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    Wade's gone, whoever comes in at HC they will have a network tree to find a OC/DC at
     
  19. ivenovember

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    I would like Bill O'Brien as the head coach but recently I've been leaning towards Todd Bowles, defensive coordinator for the Cardinals.
    I think he would do a great job, and technically, he does have head coaching experience (interim head coach for the Dolphins for 3 games).
     
  20. 45souf

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    There are reports that Rex Ryan is going to get fired after the season. Would he be a good choice? IMO, Bowles is a good choice as well.
     
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