NFL: Houston Texans fire head coach Gary Kubiak, Wade Phillips named as interim boss
Last Updated: 06/12/13 6:28pm
Gary Kubiak: Has parted company with the Texans following losing run
The Houston Texans have fired head coach Gary Kubiak following their 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.
Although Kubiak led the Texans to the play-offs in each of the last two seasons, he has seen his side slump to an NFL-worst record of 2-11 in 2013.
Being swept in their two games against fellow AFC South strugglers Jacksonville proved to be the final straw and Kubiak was relieved of his duties on Friday morning.
Kubiak took the reins in Houston in early 2006 and improved the Texans' fortunes gradually, culminating in a 12-4 regular-season record last season, the best in franchise history.
He collapsed on the field as he walked to the locker room during the week nine loss to the Indianapolis Colts this year and missed the next game after being diagnosed as having a transient ischemic attack.
That was Case Keenum's second start at quarterback, the 25-year-old signal-caller coming in after fans had turned on the out-of-form Matt Schaub.
Defensive co-ordinator Wade Phillips has been named as the interim head coach, with the rest of the coaching staff being evaluated.