Found October 19, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
Friday is a sad day in both the football world and in the Wade Phillips household as former Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints head coach Bum Phillips passed away just a little while ago at the age of 90. The Breaking News stems from his sons Tweet.   Bum is gone to Heaven-loved and will be missed by all -great Dad,Coach, and Christian — Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) October 19, 2013   Bum spent nearly his whole adult life coaching football, but also was a great man who when at the time of his death was trying to raise money to build a house for deaf children according to John McClain. His career started coaching for many years at the high school level before coaching at Texas A&M under Bear Bryant as well as Oklahoma State and SMU.  “When I was at Oklahoma State, Sid asked me to come to Houston as the defensive coordinator, and I said I would do it if he let me play the defense that fit the guys we had. He said sure, and we played the 3-4. I knew it would work. We were the firs...
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