Texans Head Coach Lovie Smith’s job security is in doubt ahead of Sunday’s game against the Colts, and Houston already may be eyeing his replacement. Texans reporter Aaron Wilson reports Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is a name to watch if the Texans choose to make a change.
If the Texans do fire Smith, it will be the third straight season that Houston is in the market for a new Head Coach. Last year, the Texans interviewed a variety of candidates, but Smith, Gannon and Josh McCown were among the names to get second interviews.
According to Wilson, the Texans were impressed with Gannon in their interviews, while Gannon has mutual interest in the job, according to Wilson’s sources.
Gannon had multiple head coaching interviews last year before ultimately returning to Philadelphia. Since the Eagles have enjoyed such a successful season, sitting on the verge of a No. 1 playoff seed, Gannon could be a coveted assistant this off season for a Head Coaching job.
Eagles Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon. Photo courtsey of KATE FRESE/FOR PHILLYVOICE