The Texans made it official Friday, naming Bill O'Brien as the organization's next head coach, and though O'Brien said that although he's not into labels (be it "rebuilding" or "quick turnaround"), he's aware there are "a lot of pieces in place here."

He's got that right, because in reality, the Texans position was one of the better open jobs out there this year. They've got two top receivers in Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins, a talented running back in Arian Foster, a solid offensive line and some good pieces on defense (and one outstanding piece in J.J. Watt).

"I do believe this is a strong roster of players," O'Brien said. "It'll be fun to evaluate it."

Of course, Houston also will have the No. 1 overall pick where it stands to reason that the Texans will take a quarterback to replace the duo of Matt Schaub and Case Keenum.

O'Brien -- who said that he missed life in the NFL -- said his passion was coaching but that he'd also help in putting the team together. This seemingly would say he'll have some influence with general manager Rick Smith -- who later said it would be a similar power structure to what was in place when Gary Kubiak was the coach.