George Godsey named Texans offensive coordinator

Heading into his second season as Texans head coach, Bill O'Brien named George Godsey as his first official offensive coordinator after Monday's OTA practice.

"I'll start off by just officially announcing that George Godsey is the offensive coordinator," O'Brien said Monday. "I'm sure you guys at some point will have a chance to spend some time with him. He'll be the offensive coordinator. It's really not too much different then what he did last year, it's just his got the title."

Godsey served as quarterbacks coach last season. Both O'Brien and Godsey worked together at New England when O'Brien brought his former Georgia Tech quarterback on board as an offensive assistant in 2011. When O'Brien took the head coaching job at Penn State, Godsey remained on the Patriots staff as tight ends coach. O'Brien liked the growth he saw in Godsey during his coaching career and the progress made last year during their first season with Houston.

"(We) hadn't coached together in a couple of years because obviously, he (Godsey) wasn't at Penn State with me but I just thought he did a heck of a job last year," O'Brien said. "Did a really good job of dealing with all the different things that came up during the year and he deserves this opportunity."

Godsey was part of an offense that saw four different quarterbacks under center during the 2014 season. He'll continue working with the quarterbacks along with O'Brien and newly added offensive assistant Pat O'Hara. O'Hara joined the Texans coaching staff in February to work with Tom Savage and the younger wide receivers.

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