Houston Texans add Lovie Smith as defensive coordinator
Smith hasn't coached at the college level since he was a defensive assistant at Ohio State in 1995. HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have hired Lovie Smith as defensive coordinator, one of many new additions to first-year coach David Culley’s staff. Smith, who will also hold the title of associate head coach, coached at Illinois from 2016 until he was fired in December. The Texans also retained offensive coordinator Tim Kelly and running backs coach Danny Barrett from last year's staff. The Texans also added James Campen to coach the offensive line, Bobby King as the defensive line coach, Miles Smith to coach linebackers, Greg Jackson as safeties coach and cornerbacks coach Dino Vasso.