RTC: More about Bill O'Brien

January, 6, 2014
Jan 6
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Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

Still a lot to talk about as we continue along the offseason, and since we took the regular weekend break from reading the coverage, we'll catch you up on stories from Bill O'Brien's press conference. He'll have his final meetings today. One will be with defensive line coach Bill Kollar, who might be a holdover from the previous staff.

This weekend, the Houston Chronicle ran a pair of stories intending to tell you a little bit more about O'Brien. The first from Brian Smith, who they sent to New England where O'Brien is from and where he spent part of his coaching life. Smith focuses heavily on O'Brien's relationship with Jim Bernhardt, someone O'Brien said Friday he would bring with him to Houston. Bernhardt was a coach on the staff at Brown when O'Brien was a player and a coach there. The two have remained very close.

O'Brien's older son has a rare neurological condition called lissencephaly. Dale Robertson of the Chronicle talks to a local neurologist to explain what that means and the challenges that presents for O'Brien and his wife.

Here was Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press's assessment of Friday's events.

And Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com gives a brief look at what kinds of systems O'Brien plans to run. Hint: he doesn't commit to labels.

Mark Berman of Fox 26 spoke with running backs coach Chick Harris, who was fired along with the rest of the coaches who met with O'Brien briefly on Saturday. Harris was the last remaining coach who had been with the organization since its inception. "Just like any new coach coming into a situation, he has people he has known in the past he believes in," Harris said. "He wants to get a fresh start. That's why he's bringing in most of his people."

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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