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Jaguars to interview ex-Texans HC Bill O’Brien for head coaching job

Written by Doug Rush

Jaguars to interview ex-Texans HC Bill O’Brien for head coaching job

Bill O’Brien is trying to get back in the NFL and is set to interview format least one head coaching job.

O’Brien, who is the current offensive coordinator for Alabama, will interview for the Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching job next week.

The interview is next week considering O’Brien is coaching Alabama in the National Championship Game on Monday against Georgia.

Before coaching at Alabama, O’Brien spent six seasons as the head coach of the Houston Texans, posting a 52-48 record before he got fired in 2020 after an 0-4 record. O’Brien was briefly the Texans general manager too and infamously traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for David Johnson, a trade that may go down as one of the worst ever in the NFL.

The Jaguars have interviewed Doug Pederson for the job and are also going to interview Kellen Moore and Byron Leftwich as well.

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.