Former NFL head coach Bum Phillips was one of the great men in the sport of football, but he unfortunately passed away this weekend. As we all remember Phillips for his contributions to the sport, his former teams and colleagues set out to remember him.
Tennessee owner Bud Adams released a statement to remember Phillips, which you can read below:
“We are very sad to hear of the passing of Bum Phillips,” Adams said. “He meant a great deal to this franchise, the NFL and the city of Houston, and he was instrumental to the Oilers during the ‘Luv Ya Blue’ era. Growing up in Texas and working his way up through the Texas football ranks, he was a natural match for our team. Those were such magical years, and his leadership and personality helped our team rise to the top. He became an iconic figure on our sideline. Our thoughts are with his family, and we know he will be missed.”