Dec. 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith on the sidelines in the first half against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Lovie Smith gets Houston Texans First Interview

The Houston Texans have already brought in former Bears head coach Lovie Smith for an interview for the vacancy, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The Texans fired Gary Kubiak a few weeks ago and they got a head start on their head coaching search.

Smith would make sense as a possible candidate for the Texans opening. They are looking for a head coach with experience and Smith has plenty of experience with the Bears. As a head coach with the Bears, he won the NFC North three times and took the team to the Super Bowl with Rex Grossman as his quarterback.

Smith has been known for his strong defensive teams and the Texans strength is on the defensive side of the football. The Texans may be looking to find someone who can boost the offensive game.

Other coaches that have been mentioned in Houston are interim head coach Wade Phillips, Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien and Chargers offensive coordinator and former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

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