The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been looking for a new head coach and they've taken the angle of trying to find a coach with experience as an NFL head coach. One of the names on the list of candidates was Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who's taken the Texans defense to one of the worst in the NFL to one of the best. Unfortunately for the Bucs however, Phillips has withdrawn his name from the list.
Texans DC Wade Phillips, who was scheduled to interview for the Buccaneers HC job Friday, told Tampa Bayt hat he was pulling out of process— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2012
"I like it here. I love it here. You know we've had such a magical year and we're going to keep it going so that's my first choice," Phillips said in comments distributed by the Texans. "You know I may not be their choice either, but I am gonna interview and you know take it from there. As far as distractions, they asked me two weeks ago, they asked permission to talk to me two weeks ago so we knew what was going on for two weeks, but we didn't let it be a distraction the week before so it won't be this week."
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