Texans hire Paul Pasqualoni as defensive line coach


The Texans lost a veteran assistant coach last week when defensive line coach Bill Kollar took a job with the Broncos.

They’ll replace him with another seasoned coach. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Paul Pasqualoni will join Bill O’Brien’s staff as Kollar’s replacement.

Pasqualoni coached the Bears defensive linemen in 2014 and was the head coach at the University of Connecticut from 2011 to his midseason firing in 2013. Pasqualoni has also coached with the Dolphins and Cowboys and is best-known for his 14-year run as the head coach at Syracuse. Pasqualoni was 107-59-1 in that job.

He’ll have the benefit of working with defensive end J.J. Watt in his new job, although Pasqualoni and the rest of the team’s defensive coaching staff should find plenty to do with the non-MVP candidates that make up the rest of the unit.

2 responses to “Texans hire Paul Pasqualoni as defensive line coach

  1. I thought he did a pretty good job with the mince meat disorganized mess that was the Bears Defense in 2014….they brought in experience, albeit aged and to a degree grasping for air, and looked better than before.

    This D really had no chance in 14….

  2. Wow … only one comment before this effort slides off the PFT front page … surely I could think of something to add?

    He does sorta look like Dr Theopolis from the old Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century show on NBC … I remember back when Bill Kollar was drafted & played for the Bengals … guy sure looks like Theopolis … Erin Grey as Col Wilma Deering looked pretty tight in that skintght aluminum suit on BR25 too

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