1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Who should be the next head coach for the Texans?

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Raven, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. SWTsig

    SWTsig Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    13,446
    Likes Received:
    2,655
  2. Raven

    Raven Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,904
    Likes Received:
    856
  3. conquistador#11

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    31,208
    Likes Received:
    12,962
    chucky and bill seem very happy doing the tv gigs. Only coaches I like are Sumlin and Pep from the colts organization. I don't mind having kubiak either. He was not responsible for the pick six curse nor cushing's injury which makes us a completely different team when we can't disrupt through the middle.
     
  4. ima_drummer2k

    ima_drummer2k Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    34,847
    Likes Received:
    5,854
    Sumlin....I don't know, man. Look at his defensive track record wherever he's been.

    If we're going after a college guy, I'd like someone a little more balanced as a coach.
     
  5. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    19,808
    Likes Received:
    8,307
    It's going to be Kubiak next year
     
  6. DieHard Rocket

    DieHard Rocket Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2000
    Messages:
    9,356
    Likes Received:
    1,072
    Just thinking out loud here, if I'm Sumlin I'd have a hard time leaving A&M for the NFL unless he just has a burning desire to do so. I'm not sure what his ultimate goal is, but the way it is going he could probably stay in CS as long as he wants. But money talks, so who knows.

    I think so too. I think there is a slight chance Gary decides to resign and take some time off too though after the scare last Sunday. If he's gone it'll be his decision.
     
  7. texanskan

    texanskan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,507
    Likes Received:
    91
    If you have a chance to go to the NFL you do it. Even if you fail you will always be able to get a great college job and then come back potentially. See Pete Carroll
     
  8. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    13,117
    Likes Received:
    5,131
    Our defense sucked till Wade came on board... it would be the same instance as Kubiak being our offensive minded HC, I'm sure.
     
  9. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    95,063
    Likes Received:
    117,592
    Yeah, I don't get the love affair with Sumlin either. PASS.
     
  10. Cannonball

    Cannonball Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    21,563
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    Well, Pete Carroll hadn't really been a college coach before the USC job. He had been a college assistant earlier in his career but had been an NFL assistant for 13 years before he became HC of the Patriots. USC was his only college head coaching job.

    A better example might be Nick Saban. Had been the head coach of Michigan State. Was 48-16 with LSU including a national championship. Spent 2 seasons with the Dophins, going 15-17. Left Miami to take the job at Alabama.

    Or Steve Spurrier who had a long run of success with Florida, went 12-20 with the Redskins, then came back to college and built up the South Carolina program after Lou Holtz failed there.
     
  11. TheRaven

    TheRaven Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2002
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    14
    Whoever it is, these last few seasons have soured me on the on-the-job training of GM's and coaches. They get experience while the teams spends seasons in mediocrity.
    I thought Kubiak had improved but he was back to the SOS this season... which may be because he was married to a QB that sucked.
     
  12. Aruba77

    Aruba77 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 1999
    Messages:
    10,326
    Likes Received:
    6,502
    Gruden for sure
     
  13. solid

    solid Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2001
    Messages:
    17,937
    Likes Received:
    4,255
    I would like to see what Gruden could do. Please not Wade, and I bet you that is McNair's favorite next to Kubiak. If Kubiak has more "incidents," he may have to step down. If Cowher still wants to coach, I would pick him.
     
  14. Pete the Cheat

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    3,100
    Likes Received:
    487
    Wade needs to go as well...
    All these retreads are retreads for a reason: the league catches up to them faster than they can adapt.

    Bring me fresh blood...

    Now this is going to sound like I am contradicting myself...but throw some money at young Shannahan. Young, dumb and full of com-petitive spirit is what this team needs a shot of. Kubes was risk averse from the moment he stepped into the position, and that sets to tone for the team.

    Kyle may not have the "competitive spirit" of asshats like the Harbaughs, but he certainly isn't the type to turn his back on a FG either. Not to mention he already has the parts he would need on offense to win now.

    Unfortunately I haven't seen any up and coming defensive minds that intrigue me, I would prefer that identity be established for this team. Similar to the tone set by the Steelers when Cowher retired (maybe a bad example right now). But i think Shannahan would be a hell of an option
     
  15. Raven

    Raven Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,904
    Likes Received:
    856
  16. zcarenow

    zcarenow Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    2,232
    Likes Received:
    572
    Sumlin....Cougar Nation all over again.
     
  17. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Messages:
    19,808
    Likes Received:
    8,307
    The Texans front office really likes Sumlin.

    If Case keeps performing, and Kubiak gets fired, than you will know who your next coach will be.
     
  18. Pete the Cheat

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Messages:
    3,100
    Likes Received:
    487
  19. Creepy Crawl

    Creepy Crawl Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,914
    Likes Received:
    324
    Yeah, it seems like the knock about Wade's defenses being good for a year or two, then they fall offis true. I just wanted to believe it would be different here, but its not.

    I like the guy, and always will but it seems like it might be time for him to go too. It seems like both of the Texans top two guys need to give it a break for awhile. Kubiak, with his health, and Wade with just time off to deal with Bum's passing. I'm not saying quit completely, they just need to take some time off.

    As far as a new HC, I dont know. Last time when Kubiak's extension was in question, rumor was it was down to Troy Calhoun, and Hue Jackson. That really threw me off. I think Kubiak will be back though.
     
  20. desihooper

    desihooper Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2000
    Messages:
    4,795
    Likes Received:
    1,823
    Wade's defense has been hurt by players not performing up to the level they did his first year in Houston (Barwin/Reed, Joseph, McCain, and Smith are the primary culprits). Losing Cushing the past two years has not helped any as well. Wade's D needs players that win 1-on-1 matchups, and aside from Watt and a pre-injury Cushing, that's been sorely lacking the past couple of years.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now