According to The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, the Houston Texans have interviewed Indianapolis Colts assistant special teams coach Frank Ross for their vacant special teams coordinator position to potentially join freshly hired head coach David Culley’s new staff:
Texans interviewed Indianapolis Colts assistant special teams coach Frank Ross, a former New England Patriots scout and all-conference wide receiver at John Carroll, and he's being considered for special-teams coordinator position, according to league sources— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 28, 2021
Ross just finished his 3rd season as the Colts assistant special teams coach, having previously had 5 years of NFL experience in player personnel with the New England Patriots (2011-12, 2015-17). He coached two seasons at his alma mater, John Carroll University (‘10).
Along with Colts special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone, Ross helped coach one of the league’s top special teams units this past season—as Rick Gosselin ranked the Colts as having the NFL’s 4th best special teams unit during 2020.
Additionally, PFF (subscription) ranked the Colts as having the league’s #1 overall special teams unit this past season with a +91.4 overall grade.
In an early offseason that has already seen the Colts lose offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon, pass game specialist Kevin Patullo, and tight ends coach Jason Michael—Frank Ross would be another key loss (although if there is a silver lining of sorts, it’s a promotion, and it wouldn’t be to the poaching Philadelphia Eagles again).