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Inside the Game presented by Classic Auto Wash: Saints-Texans connections

Kenny Vaccaro played at the University of Texas



]( Tom Benson owns numerous automotive, banking and real estate interests in South Texas...S Kenny Vacarro played at the University of Texas from 2009-12...T Tony Hills prepped at Aleif Elsik (Houston) HS and was a two-year starter for the Longhorns from 2006-07....TE Benjamin Watson and Houston QB Brian Hoyer were teammates in New England in 2009...Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen served as head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2012 when Texans P Shane Lechler played for the Silver and Black, Allen played safety at Texas A&M from 1992-95...LB Stephone Anthony, DE Tavaris Barnes and Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins were college teammates at Clemson...Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt and Texans special teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky served on the same coaching staff in St. Louis in 2005. Ligashesky coached CB Keenan Lewis in Pittsburgh in 2009...Texans Assistant Special Teams Coach Doug Colman served as linebackers coach at Tulane from 2010-11...P Thomas Morstead prepped at Pearland HS...Defensive line coach Bill Johnson served on the coaching staff at Texas A&M from 1992-99...Saints Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael and Texans Defensive Coordinator Romeo Crennel served on the same staff in Cleveland in 2000. Crennel served as defensive ends coach at the Mississippi from 1978-79...New Orleans Quarterbacks CoachMike Neu and Texans Offensive Assistant Pat O'Hara were teammates with the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators in 1996, with Neu serving as O'Hara's backup. Both Neu (2003-08) and O'Hara (2012-14) enjoyed stints as head coach of the AFL's New Orleans VooDoo. O'Hara tutored Saints CB Delvin Breaux with the VooDoo in 2013...Texans Defensive Line Coach Paul Pasqualoni served on the same Dallas coaching staff with Saints Head Coach Sean Payton in 2005. Pasqualoni and New Orleans Coaching AssistantBrendan Nugent served on the same Chicago staff in 2014...New Orleans Assistant General Manager/ College Scouting DirectorJeff Ireland and Area Scout Cody Rager served on the same player personnel staff in Miami with Texans Director of Player PersonnelBrian Gaine. Ireland and Gaine also worked together in the Dallas front office...Houston Director of Equipment Services Mike Parsons previously worked in the Saints equipment room...Texans Director Of Player DevelopmentSean Washington played DB for the Saints in 1994...RB Mark Ingram and Texans CB Kareem Jackson were teammates at Alabama...Texans DB Andre Hal prepped at Port Allen HS and was tutored by New Orleans secondary coach Wesley McGriff at Vanderbilt...Texans RB Alfred Blue is a Boutte native who played at LSU from 201012...CB Kyle Wilson and Houston RBJonathan Grimes were teammates with the New York Jets in 2012.


Official team photos of the Saintsations at the New Orleans Saints vs Houston Texans game on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Photos by Michael C. Hebert and Matthew Sharpe. New Orleans Saints photos.

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