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No offensive coordinator for Texans as O'Brien goes it alone

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The Houston Texans have announced the coaching staff  that will join Bill O'Brien in his first season in the NFL.

And conspicuous by it's absence was the lack of an offensive coordinator hire.

O'Brien, who joined the Texans after two seasons with Penn State, called the plays for the Nittany Lions and there had been suggestions that he would follow the same procedure in the pros.

But with the Texans job being his first NFL head coaching position, it may have proved wise for the 44-year old former Patriots assistant to give himself another voice when it comes to calling the plays. 

But now we know that the Texans will take their offensive lead from their new head-coach.

Houston endured a torrid 2013-14 season, finishing bottom of the AFC South with a record of 2-14. 

They did however boast the seventh best offense in 2012 so obviously have the potential as a unit if given the right direction.

With the Texans due to pick first in this years draft, and a quarterback the likely target, O'Brien is backing himself to get the best out of his recruits. 

While no OC was listed, the Texans did confirm 16 other appointments including that of Romeo Crennel (defensive coordinator), and Jim Bernhardt (director of football research) who follows O'Brien from Penn State. 

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