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Who is Bill O'Brien? A look at the history of the coach of the Texans

The Texans have made the playoffs in four of O'Brien's six seasons in Houston.

HOUSTON — Bill O'Brien was born in Massachusettes in 1969. He's 50.

O'Brien went to Brown University. He played on the football team from 1990 to 1992.

O'Brien started coaching in 1993 and took over in Houston when the Texans fired Gary Kubiak during the 2013 season. O'Brien was officially introduced as Houston's head coach on Jan. 2, 2014.

Here's a look at how the Texans have fared during O'Brien's tenure:

  • 2014: 9-7
  • 2015: 9-7*
  • 2016: 9-7*
  • 2017: 4-12
  • 2018: 11-5*
  • 2019: 10-6*

The Texans made the playoffs in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.

O'Brien has a 2-3 playoff record and has never led the Texans past the Divisional Round.

The Texans won one playoff game in 2016 and another in 2019.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was asked after the Kansas City loss if he thought O'Brien was the right man for the job. 

"You may have a doubt, but I don't have a doubt," said Watson. "I love that man.  i'm going to play hard for that man.  You may write about him though all the media and all the writings, but as long as I'm at quarterback, he has my heart.  He's going to get my 110 percent when I step on that field.  But I'm always going to be rooting for that man and going to play hard for him."

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