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Shanahan's son hired by Texans

HOUSTON (Jan. 30, 2006) -- The Houston Texans hired Broncos assistant Troy Calhoun as offensive coordinator and Kyle Shanahan as wide receivers coach.

Shanahan, 24, son of Denver coach Mike Shanahan, has worked the past two seasons as the offensive quality control coach in Tampa Bay. New Texans coach Gary Kubiak was Mike Shanahan's offensive coordinator in Denver for 11 seasons.

Before moving to Denver, Calhoun, 39, was the offensive coordinator at Wake Forest from 2001-02. The Demon Deacons led the Atlantic Coast Conference in total offense in 2002 with 408.1 yards per game.

Calhoun became a defensive assistant in Denver in 2003 and was an offensive assistant and coached the Broncos' special teams in 2004.

Kyle Shanahan graduated in 2003 from the University of Texas after playing wide receiver for the Longhorns' football team. He worked one season as a graduate assistant at UCLA and joined the Buccaneers' staff before the 2004 season.

The Texans also announced they have retained special teams coach Joe Marciano, defensive backs coach Jon Hoke and running backs coach Chick Harris.

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