Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips on the sidelines against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. The Patriots beat the Texans 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Wade Phillips named Houston Texans interim head coach for final 3 games


With the firing of Gary Kubiak as the Houston Texans head coach, the organization named Wade Phillips as their interim head coach for the final three games of the regular season.

This is the second time this season Phillips will be the interim head coach for the Texans, as he was for the Texans when Kubiak recovered from a mini-stroke this season.

Phillips has also been an interim head coach with the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons.

This is the obvious choice for the Texans to make the defensive coordinator the head coach. He’s a former head coach and has been in the interim role before for a number of games.

I don’t believe I would hire Phillips to be the next full-time head coach with the way his defense has played lately, but with three games that are basically being played because they are on the schedule, Wade is the man for the job, even with his 82-61 record as a head coach.

The Texans have time to get accustomed without Kubiak being their head coach as they don’t play again until Sunday, Dec. 15 at Indianapolis against the Colts.

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