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Dec 5, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Gary Kubiak out as Houston Texans head coach


Houston Texans owner Bob McNair announced Friday that they have fired Gary Kubiak as their head coach, naming Wade Phillips as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Kubiak coached the Texans to two AFC South championships, but this season, the Texans are 2-11 overall with 11 straight losses.

The loss last night to the Jacksonville Jaguars by a 27-20 score seemed to be the boiling point for the decision, with McNair saying:

“Losing like this is just not acceptable and something we cannot tolerate.”

McNair also said:

“We are here to have a winning culture, and this year has not contributed to that. We’ve got to turn this around.”

At the press conference, McNair also stated:

“I want to thank Gary Kubiak. He has brought this team to a new level. He has put his whole being into it.”

I can’t argue this firing of Kubiak with the product that has been put on the field this season. The play of the Texans, a preseason playoff and Super Bowl contender, is inexcusable, and being in charge of the on-field product, it was time for Kubiak to have a chance of scenery.

Check back to the Toro Times for more on the head coaching change.

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