By Ann McIntosh
Karma’s a bitch.
Bill O’Brien bailed on the Penn State coaching job in 2013 to strike it rich in the NFL.
And yesterday the Houston Texans fired O’Brien, their GM and head coach.
Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will replace O’Brien as interim head coach.
Following Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the Texans are 0-4 a season after winning the AFC South. The disappointing start arrives after a series of high-profile personnel moves highlighted by the trade of All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals.
O’Brien spearheaded several controversial roster decisions in his capacity as general manager and failed to translate them into on-field success as head coach.
O’Brien cited Hopkins’ desire for a pay raise as his rationale for trading him in his prime this offseason amid reports that the two did not have a good personal relationship.