Sources: Texans promote Ben McDaniels to passing game coordinator-WR coach

The Texans have promoted Ben McDaniels to passing game coordinator and receivers coach from assistant receivers coach, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

The brother of Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels, McDaniels is a former Michigan quarterbacks coach who was hired last season.

At Michigan, he was originally an analyst under coach Jim Harbaugh before being named receivers coach when Jim McElwain left the staff prior to the Peach Bowl. McDaniels was then named quarterbacks coach.

Ben McDaniels was a quarterbacks coach with the Broncos coaching Tim Tebow when his brother was the head coach in Denver.

McDaniels, who played quarterback at Kent State, has also coached for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears, where he was an offensive quality control coach and at Columbia University as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

McDaniels' father, Thom McDaniels, is a legendary former high school football coach at Canton McKinley High School.

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