According to the Houston Chronicle (blog) – Penn State coach, Bill O’Brien has reached an agreement to sign the Houston Texans. The deal will be officially announced on Thursday.
The Texans are the first NFL team, who hired a new head coach this season.
Texans owner Bob McNair was keen to sign the replacement of Kubiak after he was fired and he is quite sure about the positive future of Texans ahead of this season with the coaching stint of O’Brien.
McNair already confirmed that he didn’t want loose O’Brien during interviews. He also interviewed the former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith and interim coach Wade Phillips.
The 44-year-old O’Brien started his coaching career with The Brown Bears in 1993 and previously, he was hired as Penn State’s head football coach in 2012.
O’Brien have won the wide range of awards in 2012, Paul “Bear” Bryant Award, Big Ten Coach of the Year, Maxwell Coach of the Year and AT&T-ESPN Coach of the Year.