New front-runner emerges in Texans coaching search, per report

Will Lovie Smith be the next Texans head coach? Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Texans DC Lovie Smith is now being considered to be the Texans next head coach. Smith hasn't been mentioned as a candidate up until this point, but it's the Texans. When do they ever do anything in a conventional manner? So, what's really going on here? My best guess is the Texans wanted to hire Josh McCown, but realized the optics would be terrible.

So don't be surprised if McCown is part of the staff under Smith, and will eventually be the next Texans head coach after Smith. Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has also been under consideration, and Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon was reportedly told he's out of the mix. So all signs are pointing to Smith being the next Texans head coach.

Stay tuned, we'll continue to update the story as more information becomes available.

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