When the Houston Texans fired Gary Kubiak, they became the team to get a head start looking for the best possible coach to move the team into the future and get back to being a contender. Early indications from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle is they might be looking to make a big splash from the collegiate ranks, at least as part of their search.
Texans may get turned down when they acquire about David Shaw and Bill O’Brien, but I know they’re interested in both of them.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) December 13, 2013
The Texans are currently in position to get the top overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but still have a good amount of talent on both sides of the ball. That combination could make them an extremely attractive opening if Texans owner Bob McNair is willing to pay big money to get the guy he wants.
David Shaw is one of the hottest candidates in coaching circles, but he has been steadfast that he loves Stanford, so it could take a huge offer to get him out of Palo Alto. Bill O’Brien has NFL experience and many think he wants to go back to the NFL, but he has gotten a ton of admiration and devotion from both Penn State and many around the country with the job he is doing in trying to build that program back up after the sanctions and all of the fallout from everything that came before he was hired.