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The Houston Texans have fired head coach and GM Bill O’Brien

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans have fired head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien and named associate head coach Romeo Crennel the team's interim head coach.

The McNair family, which owns the team, fired O'Brien after the Texans fell to 0-4 on Sunday, losing to the previously winless Minnesota Vikings.

"On behalf of my family and our entire organization, I want to sincerely thank Bill O'Brien and his family for their impact on our franchise," Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair said in a statement. "Bill's leadership moved our organization forward as he guided us to four AFC South Division championships, 52 wins and multiple playoff appearances during his tenure."

On Monday evening, O'Brien thanked the McNair family for hiring him and said he is "sorry that we couldn't get this team over the hump."


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