Texans spur toward completing coaching staff with asst. OL coach Cole Popovich

The Houston Texans are adding a former New England Patriots assistant coach to DeMeco Ryans’ new coaching staff.

According to Aaron Wilson from KPRC-TV, the Texans are hiring Cole Popovich as their new assistant offensive line coach to work with Chris Strausser.

Popovich worked in a variety of roles for the Patriots from 2016-20, first as a coaching assistant in his first three seasons, then as an assistant running backs coach for a season, and finally as co-offensive line coach in 2020. No doubt this is where he made an impression with Texans general manager Nick Caserio, who was with the Patriots from 2001-20.

In between the Patriots and the Texans, Popovich has worked as the offensive line coach with the Troy Trojans in 2022, and then with Franklin as an assistant coach in 2021.

The relative to San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich started out as an offensive line coach in 2011 with Los Angeles Valley College. The Fresno State graduate worked as offensive line coach with Fresno City College from 2012-13. Popovich was a graduate assistant for Utah State from 2013-14, and then was an offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator with Minot State from 2014-15 before entering the NFL ranks.

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