Houston Forward Times

28 January 2014 Written by  Nicholas A. Norman

Houston Texans hire Paul Dunn as Offensive Line Coach


The Texans have hired former Falcons offensive line coach Paul Dunn to the same position on Bill O’Brien’s coaching staff.

The 53-year-old Dunn was the Falcons’ offensive line coach the last two seasons (2012-2013) after a four-year stint as Atlanta’s assistant offensive line coach. Before he was with the Falcons, he was the offensive line coach for the University of Pittsburgh from 2005-07. He has also coached at Kentucky, Kansas State, Vanderbilt, University of Cincinnati, Maine and Rutgers.

He began his coaching career at Pitt as a graduate assistant in 1983. Dunn played offensive guard in the early 80s for the Pitt Panthers. He was a college roommate of Dan Marino.

Marvez also reports that John Benton, the Texans’ offensive line coach from 2006-2013, has taken a job as the Dolphins’ assistant offensive line coach.

Dunn replaces John Benton, who had coached the Texans’ offensive line for eight seasons under Gary Kubiak. Reports show that former Texans offensive line coach is headed to Miami to be their assistant O-line coach. O’Brien also interviewed Mike Munchak. When Munchak was hired by Pittsburgh last week, O’Brien turned his attention to Dunn.

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