Cal McNair To Run Texans' Day-To-Day Ops In Wake Of Father's Death
In the wake of Texans Owner Bob McNair's death, his wife Janice will now be the Owner, with his son Cal "handling the day-to-day operations," according to John McClain of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Bob McNair for the last few years "had been grooming Cal" to take over the Texans. Cal was his father's "right-hand man since the early 2000s" and has been "involved in every major decision the franchise has made, most recently the hiring" of GM Brian Gaine and extending the contract of coach Bill O'Brien. Since his father was diagnosed with two forms of skin cancer in '13 and began treatment to fight the disease, Cal "took on a more active role." He has been a "familiar figure at practice, games, around the office and at NFL meetings." Like his father, Cal will be "low-key and remain in the background while making sure the organization, including the administrative side" led by team President Jamey Rootes, has the "resources to be one of the league's most successful operations." As for football operations, Cal will "leave those decisions to the football people, but, like his father, he wants to be well-informed about what's going on with the team." He will "sign off on key decisions ... pay his people well and make sure to let them run their departments." Those who "know him best say it'll be a smooth transition" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 11/24).