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Digging Deep: Finding Out More About RAC

It is not often when an organization goes from one of the most respected minds in the NFL defensively in Wade Phillips to another in Romeo Crennel is less than a year. That is exactly what the Houston Texans are doing for the 2014 season, and it gives new Head Coach Bill O’Brien an experienced coach to help his transition to the NFL. With Crennel coming to Houston there has been...
Via State of the Texans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Big Ten spring football questions

Five questions to answer and issues to address as Big Ten teams -- there are 14 of them now, if that makes any sense -- take to the field at some point this month for spring football practice, even as it's very much winter across much of the conference. It will (thankfully) be August before we know it. Can Ohio State fix its defensive issues? The Buckeyes ran off 24 straight...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer’s wife strikes down rumor of Urban-Mike Vrabel fight

One of the more surprising and possibly overlooked coaching moves of the offseason was Mike Vrabel leaving Ohio State for the Houston Texans. Vrabel, a former linebacker with the Steelers, Patriots and Chiefs, got into coaching after retiring from the NFL in 2011. He started off under former teammate Luke Fickell’s staff and was retained […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tidbits from the New Texans Coaching Staff

With the new Houston Texans coaching staff being announce, we take a look at some small tidbits from the new staff under Head Coach Bill O’Brien   Tidbits from the New Staff   George Godsey / Quarterback Coach The former tight end coach for the New England Patriots was the starting quarterback for Georgia Tech when O’Brien was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach...
Via State of the Texans
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Complete Adding Assistants

Former Penn State head coach and New England assistant Bill O'Brien has completed his staff in Houston. The first year head coach added a couple of former Patriots among his group including Mike Vrabel and Anthony Pleasant.
Via profootball.scout.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans complete assistant coaching hires

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has completed his coaching staff, hiring 16 coaches led by defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, and retaining Bob Ligashesky, who took over as special teams coordinator in December. Crennel, the former Cleveland head coach who spent 2010-12 with Kansas City, signed a three-year deal to be Houston's defensive coordinator. The Texans also...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Houston Texans Announce 2014 Coaching Staff

The Houston Texans and Head Coach Bill O’Brien have officially announced their coaching staff for the 2014 season.  The staff has already been busy at work for nearly a month, and today marked the unveiling of the staff.   The Texans Staff   Offense Quarterbacks Coach:  George Godsey Running Backs Coach: Charles London Wide Receivers: Stan Hixon Tight End Coach: John Perry...
Via State of the Texans
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Buckeyes hire Ash, Johnson

Ohio State once again has a full coaching staff, and its beleaguered defense has two fresh faces to get started on the overhaul on that side of the ball. The Buckeyes reached a deal Tuesday with Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash, sources told ESPN's Joe Schad, and have officially announced the hiring of Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr. In a release on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes hire Penn State's Johnson to coach D-line

Larry Johnson, who spent the past 18 years as an assistant at Penn State, is joining Ohio State's staff as an assistant head coach and defensive line coach. Johnson was Penn State's interim coach before James Franklin was hired for the top job on Saturday. Johnson replaces three-year Buckeyes assistant Mike Vrabel, who left his alma mater to work for former Nittany Lions...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes hire Penn State's Johnson to coach D-line

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Larry Johnson, who spent the past 18 years as an assistant at Penn State, is joining Ohio State's staff as an assistant head coach and defensive line coach. Johnson was Penn State's interim coach before James Franklin was hired for the top job on Saturday. Johnson replaces three-year Buckeyes assistant Mike Vrabel, who left his alma mater to work for...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio St. to hire Chris Ash, Larry Johnson to defensive staff

Urban Meyer might not care much for Bret Bielema. But it appears he can at least respect the job one of Bielema's assistants performed at Wisconsin and Arkansas -- enough so that Meyer has reportedly made him the Buckeyes' new co-defensive coordinator. Sports Illustrated and other outlets have reported that Meyer has hired Razorback defensive coordinator and longtime Bielema...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer fills defensive coaching vacancies with Arkansas’ Ash, Penn State’s Johnson

With the departures of two defensive assistants, co-defensive coordinator/safeties coach Everett Withers and defensive line coach Mike Vrabel, Urban Meyer wasted no time fill those vacancies. Pete Thamel of Sports […]
Via BuckeyeBanter.com
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer strikes again as Buckeyes also add Arkansas’ Chris Ash

Well, well, Urban Meyer. It appears you did indeed have a few tricks up your sleeve following Thursday’s sudden departure of Mike Vrabel to the NFL. Earlier today, we shared how revered Penn State defensive lines coach Larry Johnson Sr. is rumored to join the OSU staff in the same open position. Now, Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel has the latest scoop: Arkansas defensive coordinator...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: OSU To Hire Ash, Johnson

According to a report from Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel, Ohio State responded quickly to a pair of coaching vacancies, hiring Arkansas DC Chris Ash and Penn State defensive assistant Larry Johnson Sr. to replace Everett Withers and Mike Vrabel.
Via ohiostate.scout.com
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State fills out Defensive Coaching Staff

As first reported by Pete Thamel at Sports Illustrated, Ohio State has hired Arkansas Defensive Coordinator Chris Ash and has finalized the deal for former Penn State Defensive Line Coach Larry Johnson, Sr. for the same position with the Buckeyes. Ash followed Beilema from Wisconsin to Arkansas and brings a much needed experience in coaching secondaries, a group that Ohio State had...
Via Buckeye Empire
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: Jashon Cornell

2015 Saint Paul (MN) defensive end Jashon Cornell commented on the recent departure of Ohio State assistant Mike Vrabel, who recruited him. He also informed Scout of a few visits he has in mind for the Spring.
Via ohiostate.scout.com
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel to become Texan's Linebacker Coach

courtesy of bluesky.wordpressMike Vrabel has been the Ohio State defensive line coach....but now he is moving up to the big leagues. He has been hired by the Houston Texans as their new Linebacker coach, as was confirmed by espn.comI am thankful for everyone assoc with TOSU for 3 great years and my family and I are excited to join the Houston Texans as the LB coach.— Mike Vrabel...
Via Patriots Life
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: Darian Roseboro

Lincolnton (NC) junior defensive end has been recruited by Ohio State for nearly a year. He holds an offer from the Buckeyes and responded to the departure of OSU assistant Mike Vrabel.
Via ohiostate.scout.com
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: Darian Roseboro

Lincolnton (NC) junior defensive end has been recruited by Ohio State for nearly a year. He holds an offer from the Buckeyes and responded to the departure of OSU assistant Mike Vrabel.
Via ohiostate.scout.com
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated: Texans Coaching Staff Search for 2014

There has been plenty of new surrounding on who is coming to Houston to help Head Coach Bill O’Brien with a new era of Texans football starting in 2014. We have tried to tie what coaches and personnel are coming to Houston.   The Potential 2014 Coaching Staff The names have been tagged to coming to Houston, but none have been confirmed by the organization.   Offense Offensive...
Via State of the Texans
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel Leaves Ohio State to Work With Bill O’Brien As Houston Texans’ Linebackers Coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Third-year Ohio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel is jumping back to the NFL to work with new Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien. Vrabel, who played at Ohio State and went on to a 14-year career in the NFL, will coach linebackers, he confirmed in a post on Twitter. O’Brien, the head coach at Penn State the past two years, had been a top assistant with the...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vrabel leaves Ohio State to be Texans assistant

Third-year Ohio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel is jumping back to the NFL to rejoin new Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien. Vrabel, who played at Ohio State and went on to a 14-year career in the NFL, will coach linebackers, he confirmed in a post on Twitter. ''I am thankful for everyone assoc with TOSU for 3 great years and my family and I are excited to join...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Texans To Interview Mike Munchak For OL Coach, Hire Mike Vrabel As LB Coach

John McClain reports that former Titans HC Mike Munchak will interview with the Texans on Friday for the vacant offensive line coach position. McClain adds that Munchak is regarded as one of the games best offensive line coaches and adds that the Texans should try and pursue Bruce Matthews as his assistant coach. Former Patriots LB Mike Vrabel announced on Thursday that he’s...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel Leaving Ohio State to Join Houston Texans Staff

Bill O'Brien is wasting no time in filling his staff with the Houston Texans after letting just about everyone go. Word is now spreading all over the internet that he has tabbed former New England Patriots great Mike Vrabel to take over the linebackers.@FrankTank96/TwitterFor the last three years Vrabel has been on the Ohio State staff; the last two as the defensive line coach...
Via FatManWriting
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel leaves Ohio State for Texans

Mike Vrabel is leaving Ohio State to join Bill O'Brien's staff with the Houston Texans, an Ohio State spokesperson confirmed on Thursday evening. Vrabel confirmed the move himself on Twitter while thanking fans who watched him coach and play for the Buckeyes. Vrabel went straight from a 14-year NFL playing career into coaching at his alma mater over the last three seasons...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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