Wade Phillips talks NFL and Bum

Wade Phillips is a Super Bowl winner and record holder for leading the most teams as Head Coach in NFL history.

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In April 2022, he was announced as one of eight coaches selected for the XFL’s return for the 2023 season. The other head coaches include Reggie Barlow, Anthony Becht, Terrell Buckley, Jim Haslett, Bob Stoops, Hines Ward and Rod Woodson.

Phillips was previously at the Los Angeles Rams, where he spent three seasons as the Defensive Coordinator. Over his 40-year career, he has coached at the college and pro-level with Oklahoma State, University of Kansas, the Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and Los Angeles Rams.

The XFL will kickoff February 2023.

In the “Dave Ward & Friends podcast” Season 2, episode 1, Dave catches up with the retired NFL coach to talk about the Houston Oilers and Wade’s legendary father, and team head coach, Bum Phillips.

You’ll never guess what is revealed about the relationship with historic rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and other behind the scenes stories of those iconic Luv Ya Blue Days.

Plus, they talk about the Houston Texans of today.

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