Report: Texans to retain coach, add Phillips

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HOUSTON -- Despite failing to make the playoffs yet again, the Houston Texans are reportedly prepared to retain Gary Kubiak as their head coach.

The Texans recorded their first winning season in 2009 and were expected to contend in the AFC South this year. However, they regressed to a 5-10 record leading up to their season finale against Jacksonville, resulting in many uncertainties regarding the future of the front office.

The Houston Chronicle, citing two people familiar with the situation, reported a change at the top will not be made, as Kubiak is expected to keep the job he has held since the 2006 campaign. He is under contract through 2012.

The paper also said defensive coordinator Frank Bush and defensive backs coach David Gibbs are likely to be fired, and Wade Phillips is the leading candidate for the former position.

Phillips was relieved as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys earlier this season following an unexpected 1-7 start. The defensive-minded coach has previously served as coordinator for the Saints, Broncos, Bills, Falcons and Cowboys.


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