Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is the frontrunner to land the Houston Texans' coaching job and efforts are beign made to hammer out a deal, according to ESPN and the Houston Chronicle.

The Texans met with O'Brien at his home in Cape Cod and are trying to finalize a contract, per ESPN.

Texans owner Bob McNair didn't deny that O'Brien is the favorite after interviewing him, former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith and Texans interim coach Wade Phillips.

“The process has been underway, and it continues,” McNair told the Chronicle. “The process isn’t over. We have other candidates to interview next week.”

O'Brien has gone 15-9 at Penn State following his stint as offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.

Last year, O’Brien interviewed with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles before remaining at Penn State.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun