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Houston Texans Fire Gary Kubiak; Wade Phillips Named Interim Coach

Last night the Houston Texans lost their 11th consecutive game — this time to AFC South rival Jacksonville Jaguars — and finally, enough was enough.

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak

Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak looks down against the New England Patriots before the game at Reliant Stadium. Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Last night the Houston Texans lost their 11th consecutive game — this time to AFC South rival Jacksonville Jaguars — and finally, enough was enough.

According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Houston fired head coach Gary Kubiak on Friday and named Wade Phillips the interim coach.

“We have more talent than Jacksonville and they beat us twice,” Texans Chairman and C.E.O. said during his press conference Friday. “That’s not acceptable.”

Expected to be an AFC Super Bowl contender, the Texans instead are 2-11 and are poised to own the No. 1 pick in May’s NFL Draft.

Kubiak spent eight seasons in Houston and went 61-64 during that span. He was the longest-tenured coach behind only Bill Belichick, Marvin Lewis and Tom Coughlin.

Kubiak coached the Texans to back-to-back AFC South titles the past two seasons, as well as a 22-10 mark from 2011 to 2012. This season, however, the team’s scoring output decreased by six points. They allowed eight more points per game and the turnover differential went from +19 to -14.

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