Sherman ponders Texans job

Ex-Packers head coach would assist Kubiak, coach offensive line

New Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak on Friday said former Packers coach Mike Sherman will decide within the next "three or four days" if he will join Kubiak's staff.

Sherman interviewed with Kubiak last week, then reportedly went on a family vacation through this week.

Sherman, 57-39 with the Packers, interviewed for head-coaching jobs with Buffalo and New Orleans in January. He turned down offers to become offensive coordinator for the Bills and New York Jets. Sherman, who was fired with two years left on his contract that guarantees him $6.4 million, didn't plan on coaching in 2006 until Kubiak called.

Kubiak (running backs) and Sherman (offensive line) were assistants on R.C. Slocum's staff at Texas A&M in 1992-93.

Sherman, who led the Packers to three NFC North titles and four playoff appearances before finishing 4-12 in an injury-plagued 2005 season, will be the only member of Kubiak's staff with experience as an NFL head coach. Sherman was an assistant coach at Green Bay and Seattle under Mike Holmgren before he returned to the Packers as head coach.

Holland to coach linebackers
Former Packers linebacker and assistant coach Johnny Holland, a Hempstead, Texas native, was hired by Kubiak this week to coach the Texans linebackers. Holland spent his college years at Texas A&M where he played linebacker from 1983-86. He was drafted in the second round by the Green Bay Packers in 1987 and enjoyed a seven-year career before beginning his coaching career with Green Bay in 1995.

Holland was an assistant coach with the Packers from 1995-99. He was defensive assistant/quality control from 1995-97, special teams coordinator in 1998, and linebackers coach in 1999. He also has worked with the Seattle Seahawks and most recently with the Detroit Lions. He coached with Texans defensive coordinator Richard Smith in Detroit from 2003-04.

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