Report: First NFL head coach fired in 2020 season
The Houston Texans have fired head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was one of the first to report the news on Monday afternoon.
O’Brien is the first NFL head coach to be fired from the 2020 football season. The decision comes after the Texans started the year 0-4 and have failed to score more than 23 points in a single game this season.
O’Brien took over as the head coach in Houston ahead of the 2014 season and had five winning seasons during his first six years with the franchise. Houston reached the playoffs in four years, winning four AFC South titles during that time.
Last year, the Texans finished with a 10-6 record and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Game of the 2019 NFL Playoffs.
Prior to taking over for Houston, O’Brien spent two seasons as the head coach at Penn State. He immediately took over the job following Joe Paterno. The Nittany Lions went 15-9 in those two years (2012-13) before O’Briend bolted for the NFL.
O’Brien’s record as the head coach at Houston is 52-48. His record in the playoffs was 2-4.