Bill O’Brien picked up his first NFL playoff win as a head coach Saturday night.
But before his team’s wild-card victory over the Oakland Raiders, rumors were swirling that O’Brien could be on his way out as Houston Texans head coach. After the game, Texans owner Bob McNair said the former Penn State coach won’t be looking for another job this offseason.
“I don’t know where they get that,” McNair told the Houston Chronicle. “There’s nothing to it. I got a chuckle out of it. I’m not going to fire him. We’re already talking about next year. Forget that. If I were you, I wouldn’t repeat it because it’s false.”
O’Brien — who coached Penn State through NCAA sanctions in 2012 and 2013 — has gone 9-7 in all three of his regular seasons in Houston, winning the AFC South in both of the last two. O’Brien and Houston will face either New England or Kansas City next week.