Texans interview Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell: report

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(SportsRadio 610) - The Texans have reportedly interviewed a sixth candidate for their vacant head coaching position.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Texans interviewed Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell "sometime within the past week."

SportsRadio 610 midday co-host Landry Locker followed up that report saying the interview was last Friday, to be exact.

Interestingly, the Texans have not announced the interview as they have the five others. Houston has also interviewed former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, Florida Atlantic University assistant coach and longtime NFL wide receiver Hines Ward, retired NFL quarterback Josh McCown and Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon.

But those five, unlike O'Connell, were announced almost immediately on the team's digital platforms: website and social media.

A week after the reported O'Connell interview, and no word from the team.

It had been reported last week that the Texans requested an interview with O'Connell, who will coach for the Rams against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game Sunday.

O'Connell spent the past two seasons as the Rams' offensive coordinator under head coach Sean McVay, and was Washington's OC in 2019 in Jay Gruden's final season there.

The Rams have posted a top 10 offense (by DVOA, which measures efficiency) in the two seasons with O'Connell as offensive coordinator, though McVay is believed to be their schematic mastermind and calls the plays.

The immediate connection to Houston is O'Connell being a third-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in 2008, when current Texans general manager Nick Caserio was in his first season as the Patriots' director of player personnel.

O'Connell played for five teams before retiring in 2012. He started coaching quarterbacks for the Browns in 2015, then special projects for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, and quarterbacks coach for Washington in 2017.

Brandon Scott is the senior digital content coordinator for SportsRadio610.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandonkscott.