The Houston Texans have fired head coach Lovie Smith after only one season in cost, the staff introduced on Sunday.
The Texans completed the yr with a 3-13-1 document.
“On behalf of your entire group, I wish to thank Lovie Smith for every part he has contributed to our staff during the last two seasons as a coach and a frontrunner,” Texans common supervisor Nick Caserio mentioned in an announcement.
“I’m always evaluating our soccer operation and consider that is one of the best resolution for us right now. It’s my accountability to construct a complete and aggressive program that may maintain success over a protracted time frame.”
Smith is the second coach to final only one season with the Texans. The staff fired David Culley after a 3-14 season final yr after which went on to rent Smith.
“We’re grateful for his management and character, and we want him one of the best transferring ahead,” staff chairman and CEO Cal McNair mentioned. “Whereas we perceive the outcomes haven’t been what we had hoped for, we’re dedicated to constructing a program that produces long-term, sustainable success. Our followers and metropolis deserve a staff that they are often pleased with.”
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The firing comes after Houston defeated the Indianapolis Colts 32-31 earlier on Sunday, costing the staff the prospect to get the primary general decide within the 2023 NFL Draft. The Chicago Bears clinched the highest decide after ending with a 3-14 document.