Report: Lovie Smith interviews for Texans coaching job

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Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith was the first candidate interviews by the Houston Texans as the team tries to replace Gary Kubiak,  reports the Houston Chronicle‘s John McClain.

According to the report, Smith interviewed earlier this week.

Smith, 55, was fired by the Bears after going 10-6 and missing the playoffs in 2012.  He spent nine years in Chicago and was 81-63, including 3-3 in the playoffs. His teams won three NFC North titles and lost Super Bowl XLI to Indianapolis.

According to the Report, the Texans also have interest in interim coach Wade Phillips, Penn State coach Bill O’Brien and San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.