Latest Lovie Smith News

Ryans returns 'home' looking to turn around the Texans

Feb. 02, 2023 19:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — DeMeco Ryans was a highly sought-after candidate for head coaching jobs in this coaching cycle and had plenty of suitors other than the Houston Texans. No team really had a chance to land him with the Texans as an option. “When it came down to it,...

Texans hire DeMeco Ryans as head coach

Jan. 31, 2023 18:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — DeMeco Ryans has been hired as coach of the Houston Texans, giving him his first head coaching job and bringing him back to the place where he started his playing career. Ryans joins the Texans from the San Francisco 49ers, where he spent the past two seasons as...

Column: Six Degrees of Wilks connects dots of NFL racism

Jan. 27, 2023 15:28 PM EST

Let's play Six Degrees of Steve Wilks, a quick and easy way to connect the dots of racism in the NFL head coaching ranks. — We'll start with Kliff Kingsbury, a white coach who was fired by Texas Tech in 2018 and somehow wound up as head man of the Arizona Cardinals the very next...

Texans interview Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson

Jan. 12, 2023 19:17 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans interviewed Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson on Thursday, making him the first announced candidate for their head coaching vacancy. Texans general manager Nick Caserio is searching for his third coach in as many years. ...

Record 5 1st-year coaches lead teams into NFL postseason

Jan. 11, 2023 09:46 AM EST

Coaching changes paid off in a big way for several NFL teams this season. From impressive turnarounds for Jacksonville and the New York Giants to big boosts for Minnesota and Miami, a record-setting five of the 10 teams that hired new coaches for the 2022 season made the playoffs. ...

Texans' Caserio begins search for 3rd coach in three years

Jan. 09, 2023 20:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — As Nick Caserio embarked Monday on his third coaching search in as many years, the Houston Texans' general manager was peppered with questions about the team’s failures and how he plans to turn things around. Caserio and team owner Cal McNair addressed reporters a...

Clock ticking for Bears with No. 1 pick after brutal season

Jan. 09, 2023 15:21 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As much as he would have liked to set the NFL single-season rushing record for a quarterback, Justin Fields seemed only mildly disappointed he didn't get the opportunity. A strained hip kept him out of the Chicago Bears’ season-ending loss to the...

Houston Texans fire coach Lovie Smith after just one season

Jan. 09, 2023 00:54 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Lovie Smith fought until the bitter end to help the Houston Texans to a win in the finale of a dismal season, with his fate likely already sealed. Hours later he was out of a job. Smith was fired as coach of the Texans on Sunday night after just one...

Colts' Saturday awaits coaching decision; Texans fire Smith

Jan. 09, 2023 00:43 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lovie Smith called his final game as the Houston Texans coach in Sunday's season finale. Whether Indianapolis Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday also will be out remains to be seen. Just hours after the two closed out dismal seasons with a wild and...

Texans rally for 32-31 win at Indy but lose top draft pick

Jan. 09, 2023 00:26 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Houston coach Lovie Smith kept insisting his team would play for the win Sunday. When he got the chance in the final minute, Smith delivered on that promise. After Davis Mills threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Akins with 50 seconds left,...