For the second time this year, Wade Phillips is the interim head coach of the Houston Texans.
With today’s announcement that Gary Kubiak has been fired, Phillips has been promoted from defensive coordinator to interim head coach. Phillips also served as interim head coach while Kubiak took a leave for health reasons following his collapse on the field at halftime of a Sunday night loss to the Colts.
Texans owner Bob McNair said he hopes Phillips can turn the team around, and he made clear that his focus is not on the first pick in the draft.
“Wade Phillips will serve as the interim coach,” McNair said. “We’ve got three more games. Our goal is to win three more games. Some people say that’s not going to be in our interest. Well, believe me, that is in our interest. We want a winning culture and it doesn’t matter whether it’s the first game or the last game.”
And so Phillips will try to win the last three games of the season, after the Texans have lost 11 straight.