Texans' new head coach Bill O'Brien making big staff changes, getting rid of assistant coaches


Former Penn State Coach Bill O'Brien takes over the Texans with a game plan in place. Through Monday, he will meet with all of the Texans assistant coaches.

So far, the ones he's met with have all been let go. They include Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips, Offensive Coordinator Rick Denision and Running Backs Coach Chick Harris. Harris was the last of the original Texans coaches.

Phillips tweeted Saturday morning, "Thanks to McNair family and great Texan fans and most all our players. It was wonderful being home. I wish the best to all." He followed that with, "Special thanks to Bob & Janis McNair who treated my Dad so well. I will always be grateful."

Phillips was defensive coordinator with the Texans for three years. He has 11 years experience as a head coach in the NFL with a record of 82-61.

O'Brien will start assembling his staff. He's interested in bringing former Patriots Defensive Coordinator Romeo Crennel to Houston in some capacity.

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