Wade Phillips to be hired as Texans defensive coordinator

Houston (KTRK) - ABC 13 in Houston has learned that Wade Phillips will be hired as the Texans new defensive coordinator.

This comes a day after Frank Bush and several defensive coaches were fired by the team.

Phillips is the son of beloved Houston Oilers head coach Bum Phillips. He has experience coaching with the New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and most recently, the Dallas Cowboys, where he was fired after starting the season 1-7.

Phillips began his coaching career with the Oilers under his father, and is a graduate of the University of Houston, so this is a homecoming of sorts. His overall record as a head coach is 82-61

KTRK Sports Director Bob Allen said Wade Phillips will meet with Kubiak on Wednesday and that the official announcement could come as early as Thursday.