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HOUSTON — The Texans have fired head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien and named associate head coach Romeo Crennel the team’s interim head coach.
The McNair family, which owns the team, fired O’Brien after the Texans fell to 0-4 on Sunday, losing to the previously winless Vikings.
“On behalf of my family and our entire organization, I want to sincerely thank Bill O’Brien and his family for their impact on our franchise,” Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair said in a statement. “Bill’s leadership moved our organization forward as he guided us to four AFC South division championships, 52 wins and multiple playoff appearances during his tenure.”
On Monday evening, O’Brien thanked the McNair family for hiring him and said he is “sorry that we couldn’t get this team over the hump.”
“In the end, in this business, it’s a bottom-line business,” O’Brien said. “We weren’t able to get it to where we needed to get it. … I understand we fell short in terms of taking this team further in the playoffs. But I do leave knowing that myself and this staff gave everything this organization deserved