The Houston Texans have fired Wade Phillips as the defensive coordinator before head coach Bill O’Brien takes over for the 2014 season.
Phillips was the interim head coach for Houston for the final three games of the season, after the organization terminated coach Gary Kubiak. Phillips interviewed for the Texans’ head coaching job two weeks ago before the Texans gave the job to O’Brien.
Houston finished with a 2-14 record this season, losing all three games under Phillips, giving Houston the first pick in the NFL draft next season.
Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was also fired after his meeting with O’Brien.
Defensive backs coach Vance Joseph, running backs coach Chick Harris and assistant defensive backs coach Perry Carter have also had their meetings already, and are apparently safe in their current positions.
Quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell and linebackers coach Reggie Herring have also met with O’Brien. Both coaches still have their jobs, as well.
O’Brien allegedly intends on bringing former Browns and Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel as his defensive coordinator. However, Crennel has not yet decided whether he wants to return to the NFL for coaching next season.
O’Brien was officially hired by the Texans on Friday after interviewing earlier in the week.
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