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03-05-2005, 05:53 AM
KRIV-TV also reported on Friday night's telecast that the Texans have hired Mike London as the team's defensive line coach. London, 44, held the same job at the University of Virginia, one of the few college programs that utilizes the 3-4 defensive scheme also employed by the Texans.

London replaces departed coach Todd Grantham, who left to assume defensive coordinator responsibilities with the Browns last month. London takes over a veteran line with the Texans, one that was fortified by the return of Seth Payne earlier this week.


03-05-2005, 06:38 AM
Maybe Vinny had some inside info with that Chris Canty pick. :hmmm:

03-05-2005, 07:32 AM
more on London

Former University of Richmond standout Mike London is in his fourth season as Virginia’s defensive line coach. He assumed additional duties as UVa’s recruiting coordinator and summer camp director in February of 2002.

During the past two seasons, London has helped defensive end Chris Canty—a 2004 preseason All-America and Lombardi Award candidate—develop into one of the ACC’s premier defensive ends. As a junior in 2003, Canty led the league’s defensive linemen in tackling for the second year in a row. He became UVa’s first defensive lineman to earn first- or second-team All-Conference honors in consecutive seasons since Todd White in 1995-96.

Under London, a Virginia player has finished first in tackling among ACC defensive linemen for each of the past three seasons.

In 2002, London began the season with a group of players of whom only one had significant previous game experience. Two freshmen started at defensive end, with one of them—Brennan Schmidt—setting the school record for tackles (87) by a freshman lineman.

As UVa’s recruiting coordinator, London helped the Cavaliers land their third consecutive nationally-ranked recruiting class in 2004.


03-05-2005, 09:29 AM
He has experience with the 3-4 defensive system so this could only be a plus :thumbup

03-05-2005, 10:23 AM
Fresh, new blood that has been successful in his given expertise. Hmmmm, could work out very well for those old dogs on the D-line. :hmmm:

03-05-2005, 10:42 AM
Any one who can help out our pass rush, is welcome, be iy player or coach. Plus he wont have to the 3-4. :thumbup

03-05-2005, 11:49 PM
I wouldnt be surprised to see him make a push to get Canty in here. Im sure he is close with him.

03-06-2005, 02:43 AM
Now, if we could only get a similar upgrade to the O-line coaching staff we might be in good shape. We had to obviously replace the D-line coach, but I wish the same could be said for the O-line coaching. It will be interesting to see how this gentleman adapts to the Pros. Sounds like he might be a real upgrade to our coaching staff. We won't know till we see him in action, but his resume is certainly incouraging.

03-06-2005, 02:46 AM
Which coach would you like to replace Ibar, Joe Pendry (http://www.houstontexans.com/team/coaches_detail.php?PRKey=61), or Steve Marshall (http://www.houstontexans.com/team/coaches_detail.php?PRKey=58)


2004: Offensive Line (Centers/Guards), Houston Texans

2003: Coaching Consultant, Southwest Missouri State

2001: Offensive Line, Washington Redskins

1998-2000: Offensive Coordinator, Buffalo Bills

1995-97: Offensive Coordinator, Carolina Panthers

1993-94: Running Backs, Chicago Bears

1989-92: Offensive Coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs

1985-88: Running Backs, Cleveland Browns

1984: Head Coach, Pittsburgh Maulers

1983: Offensive Coordinator, Philadelphia Stars

1980-81: Offensive Coordinator, Michigan State

1979: Offensive Line, Pittsburgh

1978: Quarterbacks, Pittsburgh

1976-77: Offensive Coordinator, West Virginia

1975: Offensive Coordinator, Kansas State

1974: Offensive Line, West Virginia

1972-73: Wide Receivers, West Virginia

1971: Freshman Head Coach, West Virginia

1970: Graduate Assistant, West Virginia

1969: Student Assistant, West Virginia


2004: Offensive Line Coach (Tackles), Houston Texans

2002-03: Assistant Offensive Line, Houston Texans

2000-2001: Offensive Line, University of Colorado

1998-1999: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line, University of North Carolina

1997: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line, Texas A&M

1996: Offensive Line, UCLA

1993-95: Offensive Line, University of Tennessee

1988-1992: Offensive Coordinator, Virginia Tech

1987: Offensive Line, Virginia Tech

1985-86: Offensive Coordinator, Murray State

1984: Offensive Line/Tight Ends, University of Louisville

1982-83: Offensive Line/Kicking Game, Marshall

1980-81: Assistant Offensive Line, University of Tennessee

1979: Offensive Line, Plymouth State

03-06-2005, 08:59 AM
Looking at Pendry's resume, there is a gap between 2001 and 2003. Time off for family considerations or unable to find suitable position? How would you compare Pendry's offensive philosophy with Palmer's.

03-06-2005, 10:03 AM
Looking at Pendry's resume, there is a gap between 2001 and 2003. Time off for family considerations or unable to find suitable position? How would you compare Pendry's offensive philosophy with Palmer's.


2001-2004: Offensive Coordinator, Houston Texans

1999-2000: Head Coach, Cleveland Browns

1997-98: Offensive Coordinator, Jacksonville Jaguars

1996: Quarterbacks, New England Patriots

1993-95: Wide Receivers, New England Patriots

1990-92: Wide Receivers, Houston Oilers

1988-89: Head Coach, Boston University

1986-87: Head Coach, University of New Haven

1985: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, New Jersey Generals

1984: Wide Receivers, New Jersey Generals

1983: Offensive Line, Montreal Concordes

1976-82: Offensive Coordinator, Colgate

1975: Wide Receivers, Lehigh

1972: Wide Receivers/Defensive Line, University of Connecticut