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Bum Phillips: Wade Would Be "Tickled To Death" To Coach In Houston

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With rumors of Wade Phillips going to Houston to serve as the Texans’ defensive coordinator all atwitter, Bum Phillips, Wade’s father, has weighed in on the matter, saying that his son would be happy to take over the defense down in muggy South Texas.

 "I know he's going to coach again," Phillips said Wednesday, per the Dallas Morning News. "Wade don't know how to enjoy anything except football. A lot of people play golf or gamble or go hunting or fishing. ... All he cares about is football. As long as he feels that way, I'm sure he'll stay in it. If (the Texans) need a coach, I'm sure he'd be tickled to death, and I'm sure they would be, too. Wade's a Houston boy.”

Bum, of course, served as the defensive coordinator for the Houston Oilers before becoming the head coach of the team, and the winningest head coach in the history of the franchise, with a record of 59-38. With his history with football in Houston, it’s no surprise how Bum would feel about his son taking a job down south.

"That would tickle me to death," Phillips said.

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