Nov 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips walks off the field after the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Texans 27-24 at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Texans officially name Wade Phillips interim head coach

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak will miss some time after collapsing on the field during the team’s Sunday Night Football match up with the division rival Indianapolis Colts, so the team needed to name an interim head coach while Kubiak recovers.

The team made the announcement today that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will take over head coaching duties while Kubiak takes some time off.

Phillips has previously served as head coach on an interim basis during his time with the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons.

Kubiak is expected to miss a few weeks after being released from the hospital, so Phillips will have the chance to run the show. He has plenty of head coaching experience from his time with the Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills, so he should be just fine in his new role with the Texans.

The Texans have had a disappointing season thus far in 2013, so Phillips will be faced with the tough task of getting the team back on the right path.

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