Just as the lockout comes to an end in the near future, the Texans have recently made a couple changes in their scouting department. Mike Maccagnan was internally promoted, and he will be the new director of college scouting.â†µ
Maccagnan has been with the franchise for 12 years and served as the assistant director of college scouting since June of 2010. In his new role, he will coordinate all of the Texans’ college scouting efforts. In addition, he is involved with evaluating NFL teams and prospects in preparation for NFL free agency.â†µ
Dale Strahm has also been hired as a national college scout, and he has plenty of NFL experience.â†µ
Strahm has a combined 43 years of experience in coaching and scouting. A veteran of 29 collegiate football seasons in the coaching ranks, Strahm moved into NFL scouting with the Denver Broncos in 1998 after completing his coaching career. He joined the Texans staff in June of 2006.â†µ
Both hires look nice on the surface, and it's encouraging that Kubiak and Rick Smith have been able to upgrade their staff from within.