Dec. 1, 2000=20
The Texans made national headlines this week when University of Miami head=
coach Butch Davis arrived in Houston Tuesday. Davis visited with Texans Own=
Bob McNair and Executive Vice President/General Manager Charley Casserly=20
before flying back to Miami. McNair then addressed the media at the Hyatt=
"We will be visiting with a number of people, some of whom will not be a=20
candidate and others who perhaps will be a candidate," McNair said. "Butch =
a very highly qualified coach. He has done an outstanding job at the=20
University of Miami. He has all the credentials in my view. He is certainly=
well qualified to hold the position.
"But we are just now getting started in this process and the visit we had=
today was really just to get to know each other."
Davis, in his sixth season at UM, led the Hurricanes to a 10-1 record and t=
Big East title this season. Miami is currently ranked second in both the=20
Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls. Davis owns a 50-20 record at UM=
and is 3-0 in bowl games. The Hurricanes have already clinched a spot in th=
season=01,s Bowl Championship Series. If Kansas State upsets top-ranked Okl=
Saturday, Miami would face Florida State in a 1-2 Orange Bowl bout. If the=
Sooners win, the Hurricanes would play in either the Fiesta or Sugar Bowl.
Before arriving at UM, Davis spent six seasons as an assistant with the=20
Dallas Cowboys, the last two as defensive coordinator.
"I don=01,t know what the future might hold but he=01,s certainly the type =
person we=01,d like to have in our organization," McNair said.
McNair and Casserly flew to San Antonio Wednesday for a luncheon at The=20
Argyle. Casserly had addressed San Antonio=01,s Touchdown Club earlier this=
fall. Minnesota Vikings Owner Red McCombs, a resident of San Antonio, also=
"We think it is important that we be viewed as a South Texas team," McNair=
said. "We would love to have the fans in San Antonio feel an affinity for o=
team and like the way we play and the way we run the club. Our goal right n=
is to reach out to them and let them know we are interested in them and tha=
we are going to have a first-class, high-quality operation."
Casserly flew to Minneapolis Thursday to scout the Vikings-Lions game at th=
Metrodome before returning to Houston for scouting meetings Friday morning.
The Texans will hold their first Houston Texans Junior Training Camp Saturd=
at Memorial Park. The first session, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is=
reserved for children from Houston Parks and Recreation who participated in=
NFL Flag Football. The NFL Flag Football playoffs and championship game wil=
follow the session. Texans fans can listen to KIKK 95.7 FM to win a spot in=
the second session, which runs from 3-5 p.m. Casserly and local NFL Alumni=
will be on hand to provide instruction. The event is sponsored by KIKK,=20
Academy Sports & Outdoors and Gatorade.
PSLs and Non-PSL Season Tickets are still on sale. Fans can call=20
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