Welcome Bill O’Brien to Texas, y’all because he is our new head ball coach. Football is a religion in this neck of the woods and, after this year’s Texans season, many Houstonians were losing faith. Bob McNair heard our pleas and hired O’Brien as the new coach replacing former coach Gary Kubiak.
Our new leader comes with a Texas-sized resume. O’Brien spent nearly 10 years coaching in the ACC before he took a job with the New England Patriots in 2007. He stayed with the Patriots until 2012 when he took the head coaching position at Penn State University. After a successful first season at Penn State, O’Brien got the NFL itch and recently accepted our head coaching offer. Did y’all see the ladybug that was crawling on him during his press conference? We hope that means he’s bringing heaps of Goode luck with him to Houston. We think he will adjust to Texas just fine seeing as he’s already talking about adding a pair of cowboy boots to his wardrobe.
Speaking of cowboy boots, if O’Brien wants to truly assimilate into the Texas culture we’re so very proud of, he’ll need to pick up a few more items around town to match his perfect pair of boots. A pair of Wrangler jeans is a must, as is a ten-gallon hat for any gentleman interested in living a true Texas lifestyle. Perhaps he should just swing by Cavender’s Boot City for a one-stop Texas makeover.
Once he has the wardrobe down, it’s time for him and the O’Brien crew to start exploring the Bayou City; this usually means “time to eat” in our book. Brisket, fresh gulf coast seafood and Tex-Mex are all at the top of our list of Houston grub to check out. We welcome O’Brien and his family to any of our restaurants anytime, of course, but we also recommend he checks out some of the other local Houston institutions.
Before spring training starts the O’Brien’s should consider taking a few Texas road trips. Houston is a great place to live, but there are so many wonderful tiny Texas towns to discover and enjoy in just a short drive away. Galveston Island and Brenham, Texas are both exciting and quick day or weekend trips and a trip to the Blue Bell factory is sure to put a smile on anybody’s face! The Texas Hill Country is also a gorgeous destination, but he might want to wait until Bluebonnet season is in full swing to head that way.
These are just a few ways to enjoy life down here in Texas. We sure are excited to see what Bill does in his new position and you bet we will be here to support him and the whole Texans team through it all.