After a abysmal 2-11 start to the season just a year after the Texans finished 12-4 and won their division for a second consecutive year, the Houston Texans have fired their head coach Gary Kubiak. This comes after Kubiak made the decision to go back to the mistake prone QB Matt Schaub during the Thursday night game against the Jags. Case Keenum was having a rough time moving the offense in the first half so Kubiak thought he’d let Schaub give it a go, and it likely cost him his job. On Friday morning Texans owner Bob McNair announced Kubiak was relieved of his coaching duties, and that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips would take over as an interim to finish the season.
Kubiak who was hired back in 2006 had a 51-54 record in the regular season and went 2-2 in the playoffs as the Texans head coach. He was just the franchises second head coach ever after replacing Dom Capers. Along with Kubiak special teams coach Joe Marciano was fired, with the Texans being among the leagues weakest special teams units it’s really no surprise he’s gone as well. While playing under Kubiak the Texans won 2 division titles, made the playoffs twice, and had just 3 winning seasons.