Report: Houston Texans, Bill O'Brien Working on Deal

Dilan Ames@@DilanAmesNFLCorrespondent IDecember 28, 2013

Nov 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien walks off the field after checking on an injured player in the first quarter against the Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

According to Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Houston Texans have indeed found the man they want to be their next head football coach in current Penn State coach Bill O'Brien.

The two sides are currently working on a deal that they hope to get done in the next week or so which would indeed make O'Brien the newest head coach of the Texans. The two sides met after Christmas and talks have seemed to gain some serious momentum in these past couple of days.

If he were to be hired by the Texans, it wouldn't be O'Brien's first go-around in the NFL, as he served as a part of the New England Patriots coaching staff from 2007 until 2012.

After his stint with the Patriots, O'Brien left to clean up the mess at Penn State as their head coach and has done a stellar job with turning around the school's program. O'Brien is a 15-9 in his two seasons as the Nittany Lions' head coach and has garnered much attention from the NFL during that span.

He interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns regarding their vacant head coaching positions at the conclusion of the 2012 season but decided to return to Penn State for another season.

O'Brien has now become the overwhelming favorite to take over in Houston, and it won't be surprising if this deal gets done in the next few days.

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