Houston Texans Staff Update: Godsey In, Munchak Out
Meanwhile, with the New England Patriots losing in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, O'Brien was finally free to openly pursue George Godsey as part of his staff. Their history dates back to Godsey's collegiate days as a quarterback at Georgia Tech in the early 2000's, where O'Brien mentored him as an assistant coach.
For his part, Godsey coached for seven years under the tutelage of George O'Leary at Central Florida (who happened to be the head coach when O'Brien and Godsey were at Georgia Tech), and O'Brien was a huge part of Godsey getting his crack as an assistant in New England, where he coached tight ends.
And if that previous paragraph didn't have enough Blake Bortles tea leaves in it for you, just know that Godsey will coach quarterbacks with the Texans, and work closely with O'Brien, who will call plays. It's generally assumed at this point that O'Brien will not bring in anyone immediately with a title of "offensive coordinator."
As McClain reports, O'Brien himself has yet to announce his staff, as he prefers to wait until all his assistants have been hired before doing so, but many of them (including new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel) were already hard at work in Mobile, Alabama this week trying to identify who the next class of Houston Texans draftees would be.