Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Texans offensive coaching roundup
By Tania Ganguli
The Texans new coaching staff, at least the part of it that's in place, is already mostly formed, meeting with players, evaluating the roster and potential future Texans.
And while coach Bill O'Brien won't announce his staff yet, I took a look at what had transpired so far on defense yesterday.
Today we take a look at where things stand offensively.
Offensive coordinator: None
Former OC: The Baltimore Ravens hired Rick Dennison as quarterbacks coach on the same day as hiring Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator.
Quarterbacks coach: George Godsey, formerly the Patriots tight ends coach who played quarterback at Georgia Tech when O'Brien was his quarterbacks coach.
Former QB coach: Karl Dorrell is now Vanderbilt's offensive coordinator.
Receivers coach: Stan Hixon went to Penn State with O'Brien and has an NFL past.
Former WR coach: Larry Kirksey has yet to resurface.
Running backs coach: Charles London coached running backs at Penn State before joining O'Brien in Houston.
Former RB coach: Chick Harris has yet to resurface.
Offensive line coach: Paul Dunn was the offensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons previously. The Texans also interviewed former Titans head coach Mike Munchak for the position, but the former Oilers great opted to take the same position with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Houston was also reportedly interested in Brian Ferentz, son of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, who is Iowa's offensive line coach.
Former OL coach: The Dolphins hired John Benton as an assistant offensive line coach.
Tight ends coach: None
Former TE coach: Brian Pariani joined Kubiak and Dennison in Baltimore as the Ravens tight ends coach.
Special Teams coordinator: Bob Ligashesky was promoted to special teams coordinator on the same day the Texans fired Kubiak and former special teams coordinator Joe Marciano. Ligashesky was not fired from the Texans coaching staff.