Texans interview Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon for head coach

(SportsRadio 610) - The Texans completed their third head coach interview for this hiring cycle with Philadelphia Eagels defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon.

This is the second time the Texans have interviewed Gannon for a head coach opening. They interviewed him for the same role last year before promoting then-defensive coordinator Lovie Smith, who was fired Sunday after one season as head coach.

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Head coach interviews this week are conducted virtually, while in-person interviews begin next week.

Gannon is in his second season as the Eagles' defensive coordinator after working three seasons as defensive backs coach for the Indianapolis Colts.

Prior to that, Gannon was an assistant defensive backs coach for the Minnesota Vikings (2014-17); defensive quality control coach for the Tennessee Titans (2012-13); and that same role for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. He started as a student assistant at Louisville (2003-2005), then a graduate assistant in 2006.

Under Gannon this season, the Eagles' defense ranks sixth in total DVOA, which measures efficiency, according to Football Outsiders.

So far, the Texans have interviewed Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson and Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, in addition to Gannon.

Texans general manager Nick Caserio told Payne & Pendergast on Wednesday the search for a new head coach could take two-three weeks.

Houston is searching for its third head coach in as many seasons under Caserio after back-to-back losing seasons.

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