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Friday, February 11, 2011
Houston makes coaching additions official

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

The Colts got a jab from me for a delayed announcement about their new running backs coach, so to be consistent, the Texans deserve a double jab.

Friday they announced two hires we’ve known about for quite some time: Reggie Herring as linebackers coach and Vance Joseph as defensive backs coach.

Like Indy, Houston did give us something in its news release that actually qualifies as news, the names of the team’s two, new lowest-ranking assistants.

John Butler is a defensive assistant and Jim Ryan is an offensive assistant. They will work with special teams coordinator Joe Marciano in addition to their primary responsibilities.

Butler came from the University of Minnesota. Ryan played and coached with the Denver Broncos and was with the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks last year.