Wade Phillips wants to return as Texans’ defensive coordinator

Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips celebrates a field goal during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

After starting the season 2-11, the Houston Texans fired head coach Gary Kubiak and handed interim coach Wade Phillips what was at the very least an unofficial job interview for the head coaching position moving forward. Well, the Texans finished the season 0-3 under Phillips and have already hired a new coach.

Nonetheless, Phillips recently told the Houston Chronicle that we would like to remain as the team’s defensive coordinator under the new regime, but he isn’t sure how likely that would be.

“I don’t know what they’re feeling is, not knowing the guy,” he said. “Usually when somebody gets a job and you don’t know anything, you’re probably not involved. But I don’t know that for a fact.”

“I think they felt (O’Brien) was best for their football team and I can deal with that,” he said. “I trust (the Texans’) ownership and they made the decision they made. They felt they did what’s best for their football team and I can deal with that. I told them I appreciated them letting me know.”

Phillips has been a coach in the NFL for more than three decades.

Topics: Houston Texans, Wade Phillips

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