The Houston Texans have a new head coach

TEXANS HIRE NEW HC

The Houston Texans have a new head coach
Lovie Smith is the Texans new head coach. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

According to multiple reports, the Houston Texans have hired Lovie Smith as their new head coach. The Texans have reportedly been leaning in this direction since Sunday evening, and now the move is official. Smith did a respectable job as defensive coordinator for Houston in 2021, especially considering the lack of talent on the roster.

Many believed that Josh McCown would be named the Texans next head coach, but the Texans apparently did a 180 and pivoted to Smith at some point over the last several days. Smith has been an NFL head coach for 11 seasons, nine in Chicago and two with Tampa Bay. He had a winning record in five of those seasons.

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Expect big things from the Texans this season. Composite Getty Image.

With the NFL Draft right around the corner, Texans GM Nick Caserio met with the media to discuss the team's approach this year since they no longer have a first round pick. He also answered questions about the acquisition of Stefon Diggs, and addressed any concerns the team has about their new receiver having the reputation as a “diva.”

In the video above, Rich Eisen reacts to Caserio's presser and projects how the season will play out for the Texans with Diggs added to the team. Let's just say he's bullish on the Texans.

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