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Houston Texans News: December 10, 2013

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

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Houston Texans News

Keenum has more time to show improvement
Was it just Bob McNair? The Texans’ owner and general manager Rick Smith? Or a group decision, one that was made in the less than 12-hour period that separated the team’s embarrassing 27-20 road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last Thursday and McNair’s announcement Friday that Gary Kubiak had been fired as Texans coach.

How’d inactive QB T.J. Yates get hurt? Comedian Wade Phillips knows
Gary Kubiak sometimes was funny when speaking with the media. But the former Texans coach was often straightforward and to the point. When Kubiak did crack a joke or toy around, it was normally for only a brief moment, with Kubiak soon refocusing on the next task at hand.

Owen Daniels had a career first — a practice without Gary Kubiak.
Tight end Owen Daniels said Monday "was a sad day for me" after he returned to work following coach Gary Kubiak’s firing.

Kevin Sumlin doesn't fit Bob McNair's wish list - ESPN
When Texas A&M awarded coach Kevin Sumlin a handsome six-year extension worth $5 million a year, many thought that would be the end of any talk of

Wade Phillips has lot to offer Houston Texans as coach - ESPN
Wade Phillips has been a head coach or interim head coach on five previous teams, most recently with the Dallas Cowboys. Now he is getting an audition to be a head coach once more over the Houston Texans' final three games.

RTC: Are the Texans primed for recovery? - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Fan blogger Steph Stradley pens this column for the Houston Texans. She is not convinced that the Texan

ProFootballTalk: Texans offseason key for immediate development | ProFootballTalk
With Gary Kubiak out in Houston, the Texans offseason will be spent searching for their next head coach, who will then have to find a new starting quarterback. Scott Pioli believes it will be may not be difficult for the team to live up to the fans expectations.

Phillips era begins at Texans - NFL -
Winning is a distant memory for the Houston Texans and it is up to Wade Phillips to solve the problem - even just once - before the season ends in a few weeks.

Around the League

Monday Night Football Final Score: Chicago Bears defeat Dallas Cowboys 45-28 - Windy City Gridiron
It was a wild night at Soldier Field, and the Chicago Bears kept their playoff hopes alive.

Cowboys 28 Bears 45 Final Score: Dallas Defense Hits Rock Bottom - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys had a chance to keep pace in the East, but instead leave themselves on the outside looking in on a frosted window.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Winter Meetings 2013: What to expect this week in Orlando - The Crawfish Boxes
What should you expect out of the Winter Meetings this week in Florida. We have a quick rundown.

Five Dynamo Players Eligible for Reentry Draft - Dynamo Theory
There's a quintet of Dynamo players eligible for the reentry draft: Bobby Boswell, Calen Carr, Mike Chabala, Alex Dixon, and Cam Weaver. Will they end up somewhere else - and who will the Dynamo pick up?

Thank You, Coach Brown - Burnt Orange Nation
Breakups are hard, but let's thank the man who helped establish a winning precedent at Texas.

QB Bryce Petty not named a Heisman Finalist - Our Daily Bears
Despite his arguably worthy statistical credentials, Baylor QB Bryce Petty was not among the finalists named moments ago by the Heisman Trust.

Johnny Manziel named Heisman Trophy Finalist again - Good Bull Hunting
The news was announced today that Johnny Manziel will be one of six finalists in New York this Saturday.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - If the #Texans somehow win their last 3 games (bear with me), Wade Phillips has a ___% chance of being named head coach for '14. #TTTQ

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