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BREAKING: DeMeco Ryans is officially an NFL head coach

49ers' DC DeMeco Ryans on the sideline during 2022 season.
Stan Szeto - USA Today Sports

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans is now and NFL head coach.

It was reported by Adam Schefter that Ryans has agreed to become the new head coach of the Houston Texans. The deal will reportedly be for six years but the figures have not become public knowledge just yet.

Ryans, who played his college football at Alabama, will be heading back home to where his professional career began when he was drafted by the Texans in 2006. He would then spend six years in Houston followed by an additional four years with the Philadelphia Eagles before his playing career came to a close.

Since then Ryans has served as the 49ers linebackers coach from 2018-20, before being promoted to the team’s defensive coordinator position where he has served since. In his short stint as a defensive signal caller, Ryans has been in command of one of the league’s most dominating units.

**This story will be updated.**

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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