BWTB: The O'Brien Reaction


The Houston Texans officially named Bill O'Brien the franchise's third ever head coach on Friday, as the former Penn State head man met with the media and was formally introduced. Now that O'Brien is in the fold, below are a collection of stories and columns from national media on what lies ahead for the Texans.

ESPN.com's Jeffri Chadiha examines O'Brien's past stops, and why that history should help him be a 'winning pick' for the Texans.

AP's Kristie Rieken breaks down O'Brien's past work with quarterbacks, and how he's found success at the QB spot everywhere he's been.

Houston radio host John Harris, who played college football with O'Brien at Brown University, shares some insight into the new Texans head coach's demeanor, and his fuzzy economics memory.

As John McClain of the Houston Chronicle writes, despite being a Belichek protege, Bill O'Brien is his own man.

For Wade Phillips and the rest of the coaching staff, uncertainty lies ahead, remarks Houston Chronicle writer Dale Robertson.

NFL.com's Marc Sessler gave a breakdown of O'Brien's comments on Friday, including the new coach talking up the talent on the Texans squad.

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