The Houston Texans are looking for a new head coach after parting ways with head coach Gary Kubiak. They’ve been reportedly interested in a list of candidates including former Bears head coach Lovie Smith and current Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that they’ll interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.
On #Texans: Perhaps the final candidate the Texans will interview is Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt, per sources. GM Rick Smith is a big fan.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 29, 2013
Texans owner Bob McNair said he wanted a head coach with NFL experience and head coaching experience, Whisenhunt has both having held the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals.
“We would like someone who has had head coaching experience, but has also had NFL experience,” McNair said. “It’s a combination of those two things would be the ideal situation and there are people who meet those conditions.”
“Well, experience shows that those people who were selected to be a head coach in the NFL, met with more success if they had had head-coaching experience,” McNair said. “And if you take someone who has been a coordinator, you’re basically moving them from a lower level of management, let’s say, to a higher level of management that they’ve never been in before. So, there’s a question mark as to whether they can elevate their performance to be able to handle those additional responsibilities, and some people can’t.”
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