The Texans are working toward a deal that will make David Culley their next head coach, according to multiple reports.
Culley remains in Houston after a long day of interviews. Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was the only other candidate who got a second interview with Texans General Manager Nick Caserio and team chairman Cal McNair.
Culley, 65, is a surprise hire to most, but he will become the second minority coach to get a head coaching job this cycle, the first Black coach. The Jets hired Robert Saleh.
The fact that Culley blew away the Texans in his virtual and in-person interviews is not a surprise to all who know him. He served as the assistant head coach for Andy Reid and for John Harbaugh and worked for Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh.
Culley currently is the Ravens’ assistant head coach/passing game coordinator and receivers coach and received a strong endorsement from Harbaugh.
Culley has never served as a coordinator in his 27-year coaching career, which makes him “an outside-the-box” choice as John McClain of the Houston Chronicle put it.
Yeah, I loved the hire of Arians. He’s actually pretty funny too. My comment was solely based on age. Arians is only going to be around 2, 3 maybe 4 years. It obviously worked out here as I was not expecting a Super Bowl trip in his second year. He’s says no but if we win he might retire. If that happens it still paid off.That wasn't his 1st coaching job. It took him awhile, but he Coached Arizona 1st