- Associated Press - Friday, October 18, 2013

HOUSTON (AP) - Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football icon who coached the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints, died Friday. He was 90.

“Bum is gone to Heaven,” son Wade Phillips tweeted Friday night. “Loved and will be missed by all _ great Dad, Coach, and Christian.”

Phillips died at his home in Goliad.

Wade Phillips is the Houston Texans’ defensive coordinator.


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