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Texans Zero In on Finalists for Head Coaching Vacancy

Devon Platana
The Houston Texans have zeroed in on some finalists for their head coaching vacancy.
The Houston Texans have zeroed in on some finalists for their head coaching vacancy. / Mark Brown/GettyImages

The Houston Texans haven't had much luck in the head coaching department in recent history. The organization has had three different individuals at the position over the last three seasons, including David Culley, who was fired on Jan. 13.

However, the Texans search for a new head coach could be over soon. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the organization has begun to zero in on finalists for the position.

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The Texans will hold their second interview with Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon on Saturday, according to Rapoport. Former NFL quarterback Josh McCown had his own second interview on Friday, an indication that Houston is getting down to the final stages of the process.

Gannon only served as the Eagles DC for the 2021 season, resulting in them allowing 23.1 points per game — a 3-point improvement over the previous season. Before that, the 39-year-old served three seasons as the Indianapolis Colts defensive backs coach.

Meanwhile, McCown has been a polarizing candidate. While he's never held an NFL coaching job, he did play 102 games in the league over 16 seasons, finishing with 17,731 passing yards and 98 touchdowns to 82 interceptions. He may not be the most conventional candidate, but the fact that the Texans invited him for a second interview is telling.

Rapoport reported that Houston could bring in other candidates for a second interview as well. Regardless of who they go with, only time will tell if they can help Houston return to prominence.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.