Former Oilers Coach Bum Phillips dead at 90

Former Oilers Coach Bum Phillips dead at 90

Former Oilers Coach Bum Phillips dead at 90

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on October 18, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 10:48 PM

HOUSTON -- Texas legend and former Houston Oilers Coach Bum Phillips has died.

He was 90.

His son, Texan's Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips, posted a tweet saying, “Bum is gone to Heaven-loved and will be missed by all -great Dad, Coach, and Christian.”

Houston Chronicle Sports Writer John McClain Tweeted, "When he died, Bum Phillips was trying to raise money to build the home for deaf children on his ranch."

Bum Phillips served as head coach for the Oilers from 1975 until 1980.

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