The Houston Texans are in the midst of a coaching search, but it may be nearing a conclusion. San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will be the final candidate interviewed by the team, Ian Rapoport is reporting.
A former NFL tight end, Whisenhunt began his career as a positional coach before being hired as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004. After helping lead the team to a victory in Super Bowl XL, Whisenhunt was hired as the head coach for the struggling Arizona Cardinals, with immediate success.
Hired in 2007, Whisenhunt posted an 8-8 record in his first season before two straight division titles -- their first two playoff appearances in a decade. The team made a surprise run to the Super Bowl in 2008 after posting a 9-7 regular season record, but lost to the Steelers in the game.
After two 5-11 records over the next three years, Whisenhunt was fired, and he was hired as the Chargers' offensive coordinator prior to this season. San Diego is 8-7 with an outside shot at the second AFC Wild Card spot.