Gary Kubiak has been fired, following the Texans' 11th straight loss
Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has been named the interim head coach, and the team says he's among the candidates for the permanent position when they decide to name a new coach.
In 7+ seasons with the Texans, Kubiak has a 61-64 record overall, and has led the Texans to their 5 best seasons. In 2011 and 2012, they went a combined 22-10.
Coming into this year, the Texans were one of the favorites to make it over the hump and go to the Super Bowl in New York.
Unfortunately, the Texans have faltered badly after their 2-0 start and lost 11 straight games, 8 of them (including the last 7) by 7 points or less.
Kubiak will likely be picked up at some point as an offensive coordinator or offensive line coach, and it might not be that long before he's looked at for another head coaching position. The Texans went through some bizarre injuries and incompetence issues, particularly with Matt Schaub throwing pick sixes in 4 straight games.
For now, the Texans are in Wade Phillips' hands. Hopefully for their sake, they look elsewhere at the end of the season when searching for a full-time head coach.