Reports: TE coach George Godsey leaving Patriots to become QB coach for Texans
|01.23.14 at 12:20 am ET|
The Patriots will lose their third coach in a week, as George Godsey will be joining Bill O’Brien‘s staff in Houston, according to multiple media outlets.
Godsey, who spent the last two seasons as the tight ends coach, will serve as the quarterbacks coach for the Texans. He follows linebackers coach Pepper Johnson and offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia out the door at Gillette Stadium — Johnson announced Tuesday he was leaving, while it was revealed Wednesday that Scarnecchia will be retiring.
Godsey was originally added to Bill Belichick‘s staff as an offensive assistant on Feb. 17, 2011 before being promoted to tight ends coach a year later after Brian Ferentz left for Iowa. He has deep ties with O’Brien — during Godsey’s senior season as a quarterback at Georgia Tech in 2001, he was coached by O’Brien, who was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Yellowjackets at the time. After a stint as a player in the Arena Football League and as a coach at University of Central Florida, he was brought to New England as an offensive assistant by O’Brien.
In addition to the current exodus, there are conflicting reports about the status of Josh McDaniels. One report says the offensive coordinator is possibly back in the mix as a head coaching candidate with the Browns, while another report indicates he’s not a possibility at this time.
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