We told you just a few hours ago that Wade Phillips sounded like he had mixed feelings about interviewing for the head coaching job with the Buccaneers.
Those mixed feelings have turned more certain. Phillips informed the Bucs he won’t meet about the position, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
There are a lot of reasons Phillips may have withdrawn his name to remain the defensive coordinator in Houston. SI’s Peter King points out the most likely reason: Phillips already knows he’s out of the running. (That may explain why he had mixed feelings after sounding gung ho about getting a head coaching job earlier in the offseason.)
No matter the reason, it’s great news for the Texans and their fans that Phillips will stay put.
The Bucs have met with Marty Schottenheimer, Brad Childress, and Mike Sherman thus far. Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is also believed to be in the mix.