Former Penn State coach Bill O'Brien arrived at a local airport in Houston and on Friday will be officially introduced as the Texans third head coach in
O'Brien flew to Houston on Texans owner Bob McNair's private jet.
"I'm excited to be here," O'Brien said to a small group of reporters. "It's a great opportunity. In your lifetime you get certain opportunities only
so many times.
"You have an opportunity to come here and work for an owner like Mr. McNair and an organization like the Texans. It's a very exciting time for myself
and my family."
O'Brien acknowledged that it was difficult leaving Penn State.
"Those things are tough," O'Brien said. They're not easy. Those are great kids at Penn State. A lot of great people there.
"They gave me my first opportunity as a head football coach and I'll always thank them for that. At the end of the day this is a fantastic opportunity
for my family. That's how I feel about it."
NFL sources told FOX 26 Sports on Wednesday that O'Brien agreed to a five-year contract with the Texans.
"The thing that we'll do here is we'll work very hard to field a very, very competitive football team," O'Brien said. "It's all about winning.
"Everything we do here at Houston will be pointed in the direction of winning and winning football games and hopefully we'll get started here soon."