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    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans on Monday announced their full coaching staff under new coach Lovie Smith. The Texans previously said that Pep Hamilton would be promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator and that Frank Ross would remain the special teams coordinator. Smith, who served as Houston’s defensive coordinator last season, said when he was hired that he would continue to call the defensive plays this season and that they would not hire a new defensive coordinator. Smith was hired Feb. 7 to replace David Culley, who was fired after just one season. New additions to the staff include tight ends coach Tim Berbenich, who spent last season as a running backs coach for the Raiders and offensive line coach George Warhop, who had the same job in Jacksonville for the past three seasons. Jacques Cesaire takes over as defensive line coach after spending the past two seasons as assistant defensive line coach for the Bills. Ted White is the team’s new quarterbacks coach and Joe Danna will coach safeties. Ben Bolling and Dele...
    Lovie Smith reflected on his past in the NFL on Tuesday as he was introduced as the new coach of the Houston Texans, a hire that made him one of five minority head coaches in the NFL. "It’s not often you get a chance to lead three professional football teams," he said. "I don’t know if there’s a guy who looks like me that’s had the opportunity to do that. So that’s pretty special." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Smith, who is Black, joins Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, New York Jets coach Robert Saleh, Washington’s Ron Rivera, and Mike McDaniel, who was hired Sunday to coach Miami, as the league’s only minority head coaches. The 63-year-old Smith, who spent last season as Houston’s associate head coach and defensive coordinator, previously coached the Chicago Bears for nine seasons and Tampa Bay for two seasons ending in 2015. He takes over for Culley, who is also Black, and was fired after one season. "Coach Smith is one of the most respected figures in the league," general manager Nick Caserio said....
    Getty Robert Quinn #94 of the Chicago Bears celebrates with teammates after a sack in the fourth quarter of the game against the New York Giants at Soldier Field on January 2, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) A former Chicago Bears head coach is back at the helm of an NFL franchise. The Houston Texans have officially hired Lovie Smith as the team’s next head coach. The announcement came down on Monday afternoon, February 7 by way of the Texans official Twitter account. OFFICIAL: We have hired Lovie Smith as head coach ???? Details » https://t.co/d3J6FLqzDQ pic.twitter.com/vcEonwKdQw — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) February 8, 2022 “Official: We have hired Lovie Smith as head coach ????,” the tweet said.Winding Path Led Smith Back to NFL Head Coaching Job With Texans GettyFormer Bears head coach Lovie Smith was named the head coach of the Houston Texans on Monday, February 7, 2022.  Smith spent last season as the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach with the Texans under David Culley. Houston afforded Culley just one season in...
    Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has not been hired back to the NFL because of his lawsuit against several teams, his attorneys claimed. In a statement released on Monday, Flores’ attorneys said their client was favored to land a gig as the head coach of the Houston Texans but the lawsuit was the reason the team ultimately decided to promote defensive coordinator Lovie Smith to the top spot, the Score reported. DOLPHINS TO HIRE MIKE MCDANIEL AS THEIR NEXT HEAD COACH, REPLACING BRIAN FLORES "Mr. Flores is happy to hear that the Texans have hired a Black head coach, Lovie Smith, as Mr. Flores' goal in bringing his case is to provide real opportunities for Black and minority candidates to be considered for coaching and executive positions within the NFL," the statement read, the Houston Chronicle’s Brooks Kubena tweeted. The attorneys then specifically claimed the decision their client was not selected was Flores’ lawsuit against the Dolphins, New York Giants and the Denver Broncos. FILE - Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, center, talks to down judge...
    (CNN)The Houston Texans announced Monday the hiring of defensive coordinator Lovie Smith as the franchise's next head coach.Smith has previously served as a head coach twice in the NFL for 11 seasons with the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He joined the Texans' staff prior to the 2021 season from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was the school's head football coach from 2016 to 2020.Smith, who is Black, is the second person of color to be hired as an NFL head coach this offseason. The Miami Dolphins announced Sunday they hired Mike McDaniel, who is multiracial, as their new head coach. The NFL made a rule to boost diversity in upper ranks. Its not what my father intended it to be"I have so many friends, family, teammates and coaches to thank for supporting me and helping me continue to do what I love, which is teaching and developing players," said Smith, per a team statement. "I understand the responsibility I have to this organization and this city to develop a championship-level program. I'm ready to get...
    Change is in the air. “Black Monday” arrived in the NFL the day after the regular season ended with a flurry of major changes around the league. By the time of the Super Bowl, the Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints and New York Giants had found new head coaches, and the Bears, Raiders, Vikings and Giants had new general managers. The Pittsburgh Steelers also are looking to replace their GM. As a new cycle of firing and hiring proceeds, we’re tracking all of the latest moves. Monday The New Orleans Saints are hiring Dennis Allen to be their head coach, ESPN reported. The scoop: Allen, the Saints defensive coordinator for more than six seasons, is being promoted to replace Sean Payton, who announced he was stepping away in late January. It will be Allen’s second stint as a head coach. He was the then-Oakland Raiders head coach from 2012-14, going 8-28 in that span. He also was the defensive coordinator for the Denver...
    After giving David Culley just one year to prove himself, the Houston Texans on Monday hired Lovie Smith as their new head coach, adding a veteran with a track record of success to a team that faces questions about its hiring process. Smith, who is Black, is the second minority candidate to be hired this offseason after the Miami Dolphins on Sunday hired San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel, who is biracial. Smith spent last season as the Texans associate head coach and defensive coordinator. He will take over for Culley, who is also Black and was fired after one season. The Texans interviewed multiple candidates over the past few weeks, including Brian Flores, Hines Ward, Josh McCown and Joe Lombardi. Flores, who is Black, was fired despite posting winning records in the final two of his three seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Flores sued the NFL, the Dolphins and two other teams last week over alleged racist hiring practices for coaches and general managers. Flores issued a statement through his legal team applauding...
    The Houston Texans are expected to hire associate head coach and defensive coordinator Lovie Smith as their next head coach, according to multiple reports. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Houston Texans associate head coach/defensive coordinator Lovie Smith looks on from the sideline during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland, Sept. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File) Smith, 63, will replace David Culley, who was fired after one season as the team’s coach. Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon and former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores were considered to be finalists for the Houston job. The Texans finished third in the AFC South with a 4-13 record. FRANK REICH ADDS GUS BRADLEY AS COLTS NEW DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR Smith is the second minority head coach hired this offseason. Former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel, who is biracial, was hired by the Dolphins on Sunday. Defensive coordinator Lovie Smith reacts during the second half against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on Oct. 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob...
    LOVIE Smith is an accomplished NFL coach who's brought teams to the Super Bowl twice. Smith was the associate head coach and defensive coordinator with the Houston Texans for the 2021 season. 2Houston Texans Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Lovie SmithCredit: Getty Images - Getty Who Is Lovie Smith? Smith started out coaching on the high school and college level before beginning his NFL career as a linebacker coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996. He eventually became defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, helping bring the team to the Super Bowl in 2002. Following his impressive performance, Smith served as the head coach for the Chicago Bears from 2004 to 2012. The Bears made it to Super Bowl XLI in 2007. He was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2014 to 2015. In 2016, he became the head coach for the University of Illinois until 2020. He returned to the NFL in 2021 and was hired as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans. On February 7,...
    Change is in the air. “Black Monday” arrived in the NFL the day after the regular season ended with a flurry of major changes around the league. By the end of the month, the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints were searching for or had hired new head coaches, and the Bears, Giants, Vikings, Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers were replacing general managers. As a new cycle of firing and hiring proceeds, we’re tracking all of the latest moves. Monday The Houston Texans are hiring Lovie Smith to be their new head coach, ESPN reported. The scoop: This will be Smith’s third NFL head coaching job after previously coaching the Bears from 2004-12 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014-15. He was the head coach at Illinois from 2016-20 before taking the associate head coach/defensive coordinator role with the Texans this past season. He replaces David Culley, whom the Texans fired after just one 4-13 season. The Bears were...
    The Houston Texans are expected to hire current assistant Lovie Smith as their head coach, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Monday because the team had not announced that Smith would be hired. The same source said an official announcement was expected later Monday or Tuesday morning. Smith, who is Black, will be the second minority candidate to be hired this offseason after the Miami Dolphins hired San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel, who is biracial, on Sunday. Smith spent last season as Houston’s associate head coach and defensive coordinator. He will take over for David Culley, who is also Black, and was fired after just one season. The 63-year-old Smith joined the Texans last offseason after spending 2016-2020 as the coach at Illinois. This will be the third NFL head coaching job for Smith, who coached the Chicago Bears for nine seasons and coached Tampa Bay for two seasons ending in 2015. Now he takes over a...
    NFL fans reacted accordingly to Lovie Smith being hired as the next head coach of the Houston Texans. With the Houston Texans promoting Lovie Smith from within, there is now only one head-coaching vacancy left in the NFL: The New Orleans Saints. This will be Smith’s fourth time as a head coach and third shot at it in the NFL. He previously served as the head coach of the Chicago Bears, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Big Ten’s Illinois Fighting Illini. While he served as David Culley’s assistant head coach/defensive coordinator only a season ago, the Texans promoting Smith from within has been met with mixed reviews. Though most people seem to be rooting for him to a do a good job in Houston, the Texans brass truly screwed up the hiring process for the second offseason in a row. Breaking: The Texans are expected to hire former Buccaneers and Bears head coach Lovie Smith as their own head coach, sources tell @AdamSchefter and @FieldYates. pic.twitter.com/DMNZLiW3bz — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 7, 2022 NFL fans have mixed reviews on Lovie Smith being new...
    HOUSTON (AP) — AP source: Houston Texans to hire Lovie Smith as coach. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Houston Texans may not have to look very far for their next head coach. In fact, they may just decide to stick with a man who is already on their sideline. Per ESPN, defensive coordinator Lovie Smith, a former head coach himself, could be the next man calling the shots for the Texans. Smith, 63, was hired in March not only as the DC, but also as an associate head coach under former main man David Culley. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Defensive coordinator Lovie Smith reacts during the second half against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) For Smith, that move marked a return to the NFL after six yeas away. In 2015, he was actually head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before that, he coached the Chicago Bears for eight yeas (2004-12). He holds an 89-87 overall record in the NFL. Prior to joining the Texans, Smith was the head coach at the University of Illinois (2016-20). Defensive...
    With the NFL's minority hiring under the microscope following fired Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores's discrimination lawsuit against the league, several teams are now focusing on minority candidates for head-coaching positions. The Dolphins officially made the first minority head-coaching hire of the offseason on Sunday with ex-49ers assistant Mike McDaniel, who identifies as multiracial, while one AP source says the Houston Texans are in advanced talks with Lovie Smith, an African American who served as head coach with Chicago and Tampa Bay for 11 seasons.   The source spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team had not announced that Smith had interviewed for the job.  This comes after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told teams Saturday that the league will look to bolster policies meant to encourage hiring of minorities, particularly as head coaches, and he pledged an investigation into tanking allegations raised by Flores in his discrimination lawsuit against the NFL. 'We will reevaluate and examine all policies, guidelines and initiatives relating to diversity, equity and inclusion, including as they relate to gender,' Goodell wrote...
    L’actu chaude – Dolphins: Mike McDaniel is the new entrepreneur principal – Pro Bowl: AFC – NFC (41-35) – Justin Herbert and Mac Jones’s unequivocal first win victory Podcast: Super Bowl – Le face à face post by post Alvin Kamara accusé d’agression The Pro Bowl is located in Las Vegas, and in this apparelm is invitable to jouur ne se retrove pas en difficulté avec la justice. Selon ESPN, Alvin Kamara (RB, Saints)’s arrêté sur des accusations dagression dimanche. Here’s the answer to the question of how to win a Boyle’s Pro Bowl. Les policiers on appeals in a hospital à 17h50 for reconditioning victime. The forces of lord auraient ensuite dterminé que Kamara aittait l’auteur de l’gression. Les charges évoquent des blessures sérieuses. The Jouer des Saints have an arrhythmia approach of capturing 4 balls for 23 yards in a match match. I’m a passé nu nuit de dimanche à lundi en prison. Une audience is in the live stream. Sa caution a fix à 5000 dollars. Lovie Smith coach des Texans, chaa chauffe Les...
    The Houston Texans are in talks with assistant coach Lovie Smith for their head coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meetings told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team had not announced that Smith had interviewed for the job. The 63-year-old Smith is currently the Texans’ associate head coach and defensive coordinator. He joined the team last offseason after spending 2016-20 as the head coach at Illinois. The Texans fired David Culley, who is Black, after just one season as their coach. Smith, who is also Black, coached the Chicago Bears for nine seasons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons ending in 2015. The Texans have interviewed multiple candidates over the last few weeks, including Brian Flores, Hines Ward, Josh McCown and Joe Lombardi. Flores, who is Black, was fired by the Dolphins despite posting winning records in the final two of his three seasons in Miami. Flores sued the NFL, the Dolphins and two other teams last week over alleged racist...
    Are the Houston Texans about to pursue a former Chicago Bears head coach to take over following the brief David Culley era? The Houston Texans are changing things up a bit and looking around at a new option as they search for their next head coach. According to Adam Schefter, the Texans have been chatting with Lovie Smith, their defensive coordinator and the assistant head coach, about potentially stepping in and taking over as their new head coach. Texans are now in talks with their associate head coach and defensive coordinator Lovie Smith about potentially becoming their next head coach, sources tell me and @fieldyates. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2022 Ian Rapoport shared that Smith has been interviewed The #Texans interviewed DC Lovie Smith for their head coaching job earlier tonight, source said. A new candidate enters the mix. Brian Flores also remains a candidate in Houston, as GM Nick Caserio goes through the process. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 7, 2022 According to Tom Pelissero, the Texans no longer seem destined to be led by McCown...
    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are in talks with assistant coach Lovie Smith for their head coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meetings told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team had not announced that Smith had interviewed for the job. The 63-year-old Smith is currently the Texans’ associate head coach and defensive coordinator. He joined the team last offseason after 2016-2020 as the coach at Illinois. The Texans fired David Culley, who is Black, after just one season as their coach. Smith, who is also Black, coached the Chicago Bears for nine seasons and coached Tampa Bay for two seasons ending in 2015. Houston has interviewed multiple candidates over the last few weeks, including Brian Flores, Hines Ward, Josh McCown and Joe Lombardi. Flores, who is Black, was fired despite posting winning records in the final two of his three seasons in Miami. Flores sued the NFL, the Dolphins and two other teams last week over alleged racist hiring practices for coaches and...
    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have hired Lovie Smith as defensive coordinator, one of many new additions to first-year coach David Culley’s staff. Smith, who will also hold the title of associate head coach, coached at Illinois from 2016 until he was fired in December. He coached the Bears from 2004-12, the Buccaneers from 2014-15, and has been an assistant with the Rams in a decades-long coaching career which began as a high school assistant in Texas in 1980. Smith led the Bears to the NFC title in 2006 before losing in the Super Bowl to the Colts. READ MORE: 13-Year-Old Charged In Calumet Heights Carjackings Romeo Crennel, the interim coach last season following Bill O’Brien’s dismissal after an 0-4 start, will remain with the team as the senior adviser for football performance. READ MORE: After Complaints About Taking Money And Not Sending Clothes, Head Of Chicago Playground Speaks -- And Issues Refunds On Camera The Texans also retained offensive coordinator Tim Kelly and running backs coach Danny Barrett from last year’s staff. Other new additions to the staff...
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