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Houston Texans fire David Culley as their head coach after one season

Written by Doug Rush

Houston Texans fire David Culley as their head coach after one season

David Culley was thought to be possibly safe as the head coach of the Houston Texans, as he avoided getting fired on Black Monday and Black Tuesday>

But for Culley, it was Black Thursday for him. The Texans fired Culley as the head coach.

There had been speculation all year long that Culley could be a one-and-done head coach in Houston and they finished 4-13 on the season, which got Houston the third overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Before Culley came to Houston, Bill O’Brien had been the head coach for Houston for almost seven seasons; he was fired mid-season and replaced by Romeo Crennel.

Now Houston joins the Vikings, Bears, Dolphins, Giants and Jaguars as teams who are in need of a head coach.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.