It was announced on Saturday that the Houston Texans have fired Wade Phillips, who served as the team’s interim head coach for the final three games of the season.
It seems as though the organization is cleaning house so to speak. They have already fired a few others on the coaching staff along with Phillips. From ESPN,
O’Brien is having short meetings with members of the staff Saturday. According to one person familiar with the meetings, he is informing them that he plans to replace the staff with one of his own choosing.
Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was fired after his meeting, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Defensive backs coach Vance Joseph, assistant defensive backs coach Perry Carter and quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell have also had their meetings already.
Sources said O’Brien is planning to hire former Browns and Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel as his defensive coordinator. Like O’Brien, Crennel was a coordinator for the Patriots, though the two did not work in New England at the same time.
But it doesn’t stop there; O’Brien wants to bring in yet another person to the Texans’ personnel.
O’Brien also plans to bring Jim Bernhardt to Houston. Bernhardt served as the special assistant to the head coach and director of player development at Penn State when O’Brien was the head coach there.
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