On Friday morning, the Houston Texans announced that they would be parting ways with head coach Gary Kubiak after the team suffered their eleventh straight loss on Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
With the Texans now preparing to look for a new head coach in 2014, one man that they will have their eyes on will be former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, who sat out the year after being fired last offseason.
Texans owner Bob McNair was speaking to the media after the announcement, when he stated that Smith will be one of the men they are looking at.
From Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports:
Asked specifically about Lovie Smith, McNair indicates he will be one of the guys considered.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 6, 2013
If Smith joins the team for next year, then you can get ready to hear plenty of talk linking the Texans to upcoming free agent Jay Cutler.
Of course, the team would need to find a way to free up the necessary money to sign Cutler to a contract that he feels is respectable.