Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
The Texans have yet to announce any assistant coach hires, but head coach Bill O'Brien's staff is coming together nonetheless. This weekend our Chris Mortensen reported that Romeo Crennel planned to take the Texans defensive coordinator job after coaching the East West Shrine game.
Texans owner Bob McNair didn't mention any names, as the team hasn't made the hires official, but told the team's official website that he is pleased with the staff O'Brien is assembling. Also on that page is a video of O'Brien visiting with former President George H.W. Bush, a frequent attendee of Texans games.
McNair is looking for a quick turnaround, like the ones seen in San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia when those teams hired head coaches out of college -- Jim Harbaugh, Pete Carroll and Chip Kelly. The Texans believe O'Brien can have similar success, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Two months in advance of free agency, CSNHouston.com's Dave Zangaro takes a look at what Texans players are set to become free agents in March. The Texans have eight players on offense and eight more on defense who are headed in that direction.