“I enjoy being the head coach of the Houston Texans. I have great relationships with these players here, and I’m going to continue to coach hard until they tell me I’m not coaching here anymore.”
O’Brien, 48, is 31-30 in the regular season as the Texans’ coach and 1-2 in the playoffs. The Texans won back-to-back AFC South titles in 2015-16 before stumbling this season.
In 2013, Jurich retained a former assistant football coach, even after the NCAA had sanctioned the coach for receiving and handing out thousands of dollars while at the University of Miami. In 2014, with Louisville about to join the ACC, Jurich brought back Bobby Petrino as football coach after he had been fired by Arkansas for lying about his own affair with a 25-year-old assistant.
According to a confidential memo obtained by ESPN, the Cowboys owner proposed a resolution to table the NFL commissioner’s contract talks for six months before an agreement was reached last week.
The report cited a segment of the 32-page agenda, titled Proposed Resolution 2017 G-7 and submitted Dec. 1, that called for a six-month “moratorium on any and all actions taken pursuant” to Goodell’s new contract, “specifically, that the Commissioner’s extension is not finalized during such moratorium.”
Goodell, who has served as commissioner since 2006, inked an incentive-based contract extension through 2023, a five-year deal worth approximately $40 million per year, to remain commissioner last week following a “nearly unanimous consensus” among owners to re-sign him.