"Y'all miss me?" Gary Kubiak asked reporters Wednesday in his first meeting with the media since a mini stroke forced him to step aside as coach of the Houston Texans.

Kubiak fully expects to man the sideline Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, taking back the reins of a team that's lost seven straight but shown moxie behind second-year quarterback Case Keenum.

Keenum's chemistry with Andre Johnson has produced this year's sixth-best quarterback-receiver combination, but Kubiak announced that he isn't ready to commit to the upstart passer just yet.

"He has to continue to play well to stay in there," Kubiak said, per the Houston Chronicle.

The coach hasn't given up on Matt Schaub, who morphed into an interception machine this season before giving way to Keenum. Kubiak said Schaub "is playing really hard" and wants back on the field before the season closes.