Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt during the second half against the New York Giants at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 37-14. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ken Whisenhunt 4-to-1 Odds to become Texans New Head Coach


The only issue about having an offense that knows how to move the football is that other teams will be looking to steal our coaches from us. The Houston Texans fired Gary Kubiak earlier in the season and are in the hunt for a veteran head coach in order to turn things around for them. Lovie Smith is at the top of the list for the Texans and the people over at Bovada have put odds on other possible head coaches.

Here are the odds for the other candidates:

Lovie Smith                   5/2
Art Briles                       11/4
Ken Whisenhunt            4/1
David Shaw                  5/1
Kevin Sumlin                 5/1
Wade Philips                 15/2
John Gruden                 15/1
Bill Cowher                    15/1

I like what Ken Whisenhunt has done with the offense this season. There are some questions I have had with some decisions down in the red zone, but I think the team continues to grow on offense. Philip Rivers is having an excellent year and Ryan Mathews has stepped up huge as well. I would love to have Whiz back for another season, but when the opportunity for a head coaching job comes up, he has to jump at it.

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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    What a great gig whoever ends up coaching the Texans, their kinda like the Chiefs last year where they have tons of talent but just keep loosing close game after close game (of course they would beat us lol) but not only inheriting the guys on their team but also getting the #1 Pick and #1 or #2 pick in each round is huge. I’d love to be their GM next season.

  • Gunnar Martin

    It’s a good thing they don’t actually know the real odds. If they did, then I would be really worried.

  • Stan Zab

    Well the Texans have a very nice defense and Wis turned around Rivers and the Chargers offense in one season. I think he’s better than 4/1. Lovie Smith is a defense oriented coach, they need offense over there.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Am I the only one who isn’t worried if Whisenhunt goes? Lol…

    • NativeSanDiegan

      I’m with you100% Peter. I wouldn’t mind trading Whiz for Gary Kubiak except he’d probably only last 1 yr before being offered another hc job. We have a combo offense as was pointed out in a previous article. Foundation is from Mike McCoy and will stay same with handful of plays Philip wanted to keep. Whiz is the play caller who is barely coming out of his conservative play calling and finally using Matthews more appropriately. Would also take Gruden as of, but it won’t happen. I’m open to suggestions for new of. Any ideas anyone? Of course I’m really jumping the gun here, but so what? I’m on here to have fun and I do believe Whiz is one-and-done here.

    • OP Bolt

      If he goes, I would like to see some competition for the job. I suspect Frank Reich would be the leading contender (assuming he want the job). In my opinion, Kubiak needs to take a year off and recuperate. I would like to at least think about some other candidates, e.g., Joe Lombardi from the Saints. I would like to see someone a little bit more aggressive to counterbalance McCoy’s inclination to turtle-down at tipping points of the game.

    • arnie

      The only thing i worry about, is Coach Joe D going with him.

  • Joel Ayala

    Man I’m hoping this staff stays together intact for another year. now that were on a roll. another year would have been bad ass. with healthy bodies back and another good draft By TT. Then Whiz can Go. lol. And leave the rest of the staff find your own assistants

  • Nick in PB

    I think there is a learning period with a new team for a new coach. It takes time, in game situations, to know your team and know what can work. I think Wiz is getting there the past few weeks. At this point, I would hate to see him go. The chemistry is starting to show. It would be a good job for him down in Houston, with all the draft picks and such, he could really build a winner there. If he does go, I have faith that this staff, McCoy and Telesco, will find a suitable replacement. Still, I would love to see him stick around another season.