The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain actually got some sources for this one, and now we have anonymously sourced proof that the Texans will keep Gary Kubiak barring a disastrous blowout at the hands of the Jaguars next Sunday. McClain’s exact words:
Indications are that Texans owner Bob McNair plans to keep Gary Kubiak as his head coach and hire Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator.
Unless something like a blowout loss to Jacksonville in Sunday’s game at Reliant Stadium causes him to have an 11th-hour change of heart, McNair will bring back Kubiak for his sixth season, two people familiar with the situation said Thursday.
McNair has declined to comment on Kubiak’s job situation since Dec. 15, but three people close to the owner said he’s angry, disappointed and frustrated with the Texans’ 5-10 record that includes eight losses in nine games.
They say, however, that McNair believes the offense is in good hands with Kubiak overseeing it,
The Texans are really tempting their fans hard here. On one hand, rooting for a higher draft pick appeals to the masses (even despite the well-documented Winner’s Curse), and on the other hand, a win will keep Gary Kubiak here. I don’t know if they’ve seen polls and approval figures, but it sure seems like they’re doing everything in their power to make sure this last home game involves lusty booing of the Texans and cheering of our conquering heroes, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Go Trent Edwards?