Gary Kubiak is out in Houston. According to a team source, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Texans have fired their longtime coach Friday after dropping a franchise-record 11th straight game Thursday night -- a 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars -- to tumble to 2-11 on the year. Texans owner Bob McNair announced the decision shortly thereafter Friday. TheMMQB's Peter King first noted Friday that he expected the team to fire Kubiak, who exits after seven-plus seasons and a 61-64 mark with the Texans in the regular season. Texans owner Bob McNair announced that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will take over as interim coach for the remainder of the campaign. "Taking action now instead of waiting allows us the process of finding a new coach," McNair said. "That process is under way, and those prospects who are not under contract in the NFL are people we can visit with, so weâll start the process." Kubiak's time in Houston included two AFC South championships and just three losing seasons while he oversaw a team that many expected to soar back to the playoffs in 2013. Instead, veteran quarterback Matt Schaub imploded and foundation running back Arian Foster was lost for the year after undergoing back surgery.
Kubiak out as Texans' head coach after 11 consecutive losses
NFL.com | Dec 6