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Oail Andrew “Bum” Phillips Jr., who spent half his adult life as a football coach and every waking moment as the personification of all things Texan, died Friday at his ranch in Goliad.

Phillips was three weeks past his 90th birthday and more than three decades removed from his heyday as head coach of the Oilers from 1975 through 1980. But he will be remembered as the personification of a time, a place and a team that remains deep in the hearts of everyone who saw them play.

The end came on a cool autumn football weekend as Houston’s current pro team, the Texans, prepares to play Sunday with his son, Wade, serving as defensive coordinator. Family members said Wade Phillips visited with his father before rejoining the team for its trip to Kansas City.

“Bum is gone to Heaven-loved and will be missed by all -great Dad,Coach, and Christian,” Wade Phillips, whose Twitter handle is @sonofbum, tweeted shortly after 10 p.m.

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Old 10-18-2013, 11:36 PM   #2
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Rest In Peace Coach. You were something special.
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Bum Phillips Passes at Age 90

Bum Phillips, who helped turn the Houston Oilers into a playoff team in the mid-1970s and was a beloved figure in the state of Texas, died Friday at the age of 90, according to his son.

Wrote Wade Phillips, the Texans defensive coordinator, late Friday night:

Wade Phillips ✔ @sonofbum
Bum is gone to Heaven-loved and will be missed by all -great Dad,Coach, and Christian
10:01 PM - 18 Oct 2013

After coaching high school for many years, Phillips spent a number of seasons coaching in college, including apprenticing under Bear Bryant at Texas A&M before moving on to SMU and Oklahoma State.

In the late 1960s, Sid Gillman hired Phillips as the defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers, and that's when Phillips was one of the first in the NFL to establish the 3-4 defensive scheme.



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RIP - A special human being to be sure.
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Wade Phillips ✔ @sonofbum
Bum is gone to Heaven-loved and will be missed by all -great Dad,Coach, and Christian
10:01 PM - 18 Oct 2013

God Bless your family Mr Phillips.
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I mostly remember him from the Oilers, his trademark Stetson and his good ol' boy persona during interviews, .

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I lived in Texas for a bit and my 2nd team quickly became the Oilers because of Bum. So I quickly loved when they all started coming over to the Saints.

RIP Coach.
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RIP Bum I have an old shirt that he wore when he was coaching. He will surely be missed.
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There are a lot of good players in heaven so he can keep on coaching!!
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