On Sunday night, Lovie Smith was fired as coach of the Houston Texans.
HOUSTON (AP) — Lovie Smith was fired as coach of the Houston Texans Sunday night after just one season in which the team went 3-13-1.
This is the second season in a row that the Texans have fired a coach after only a year. They parted ways with David Calley last January after he went 4-13 in his only season.
Smith was asked about his future after Sunday’s Indianapolis game and seemed confident he would be back next season. A few hours later he was out of work.
The Texans had the worst record in the league for most of the season, but won two of their last three games, culminating in Sunday’s victory over the Colts that cost the team the first overall pick in the following year’s draft. A 32–31 win over Indianapolis gave Chicago the top pick and Houston was second in the April draft.