Phillips Interested In
Defensive Coordinator Job
Son of Bum says
he'd like to come back home
TX, Monday, January 3, 2011.
Wade Phillips is
interested in becoming
the Texans’ new
After he fired
defensive coordinator Frank Bush on Monday,
coach Gary Kubiak said Phillips was a
candidate to replace Bush. Kubiak said he
planned to interview Phillips.
McNair also praised Phillips.
“Yes, I am
interested,” Phillips said Monday night. “I
know the owner and coach. I like them, and
they’re guys I’d like to work for.”
Kubiak plans to
“I will be
talking to people (candidates) as soon as I
can,” Kubiak said. “I’ve known Wade a long
time. I’ve competed against him. I have a
lot of respect for him. I think it’s safe to
say that Wade will be a candidate.”
McNair also is
a fan of Phillips.
“I think Wade’s
a terrific coach,” McNair said. “We’ll have
to sit down and visit with him.”
fired linebackers coach Johnny Holland,
assistant linebackers coach Robert Saleh and
defensive backs coach David Gibbs.
Kubiak said the
new defensive coordinator will have input in
the hiring of assistants and personnel on
that side of the ball.
gets the job, he’d be returning to Houston.
He played and coached at the the University
of Houston. He also coached the Oilers’
defensive line under his father, Bum
Phillips, before they were fired after the
“Coming home to
Houston would be an added bonus,” Phillips
said. “I’ve got family, friends and
prefers a 3-4 defense. Kubiak said he’d have
no problem with a switch in systems if the
new defensive coordinator thought it was
best for the team.
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