Smith: To the Texans’ next coach — hope you read the fine print first

So you think you are going to be the one.

The next one.

The chosen one.

The second head coach of the Nick Caserio-Jack Easterby era on Kirby Drive.

The leader who is finally going to lift up the Texans, make everyone inside NRG Stadium better, and excel on an elevated national stage that Dom Capers, Gary Kubiak, Bill O’Brien and David Culley couldn’t reach while guiding Houston’s NFL team for 20 combined seasons.

First things first: Congratulations.

There are only 32 pro football head coaching jobs in the world and this one will soon belong to you.

____ ____, new head coach of the Houston Texans.

Sounds nice, right?

Feels good.

Heck, some human beings spend the majority of their life on Earth criss-crossing the country for thankless assistant jobs and thankless college jobs, all while dreaming of one day becoming an NFL head coach, and never even receive an opportunity to interview for a prestigious 1-in-32 gig.

You’re clearly one of the fortunate few and are about to become the HC of the 2022 Texans. I’m sure everything will work out just fine in the end and your first year in red and blue will only be the beginning of a lengthy and rewarding relationship with the local masses.

Again: Congratulations.

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