Is Brian Ferentz Next to Join the Texans?
With Mike Munchak accepting the offensive line coaching position with the Pittsburgh Steelers, it appears that the Houston Texans and Head Coach Bill O’Brien have turned their attention back to Brian Ferentz. Ferentz is currently the offensive line coach at Iowa under his father Kirk. Ferentz has been the offensive line coach at Iowa for two seasons starting in 2012.
Ferentz worked with O’Brien at New England as an offensive assistant (2009-2010) and as the tight ends coach in 2011 when O’Brien was the offensive coordinator. Ferentz arrived in New England in 2008 as a scouting assistant under Bill Belichick, and made his mark in 2011 when he helped Rob Gronkoswki lead the league in receptions and touchdowns.
The rumors of Ferentz coming to Houston started at the beginning of the year,
Have ben told Bill O’Brien will hire Brian Ferentz as his OL coach w #Texans. Son of Iowa HC Kirk Ferentz. Good choice.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) January 6, 2014
Now this report came out yesterday from Eric Edholm from Yahoo! Sports Shutdown Corner,
His college head coach, Kirk Ferentz, coached in the league for six years. Ferentz’s son, Brian, was the Hawkeyes’ offensive line coach (also working with the tight ends) the past two years after four seasons with the New England Patriots, and he just accepted a position on Bill O’Brien’s staff with the Houston Texans.
Another O’Brien connection looks to be happening in Houston, and if this report holds true, the staff will be nearly complete for the upcoming season.