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Memorial Tuesday for Ex-Oilers Coach Bum Phillips

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013  |  Updated 7:42 AM CDT
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Memorial Tuesday for Ex-Oilers Coach Bum Phillips

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Former NFL coach Bum Phillips watches practice.

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Football fans and others who loved Bum Phillips will gather in Houston to bed farewell to the iconic former Oilers and New Orleans Saints coach.

The football lifer who led the "Luv Ya Blue" Oilers was buried Wednesday under an oak tree on his ranch near Goliad. Tuesday night, Houston will gather in Lakewood Church -- the former Summit -- to pay tribute to Phillips, who died Oct. 18 at age 90.

The father of former Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips took over as Oilers coach in 1975 and led Houston to two AFC Championship games before he was fired in 1980. He was responsible for drafting Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell, the player who was largely credited with the success of the franchise.

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