After a season which began with a change a kicker and ended with a 106-yard kickoff return given up on the first play of Saturday's 30-0 playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Houston Texans have fired special team coordinator Bob Ligashesky, according to a report.
Via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Ligashesky was dismissed along with wide receivers coach Stan Hixon and defensive assistant Anthony Pleasant.
All three coaches had part of head coach Bill O'Brien's staff since 2014. Ligashesky first joined the organization in 2013 under former head coach Gary Kubiak.
Houston's struggles on special teams began in Week 1, which prompted the release of kicker Randy Bullock after the veteran missed a field goal and two extra points in the first three weeks of the season. Bullock was replaced by Nick Novack on Sept. 29.
O'Brien also expressed his disappointment with the team's special teams play in the loss to Chiefs, calling it "not very good."