Texans interview Lovie Smith

Updated: December 19, 2013, 4:54 PM ET
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The Houston Texans interviewed Lovie Smith on Monday for their coaching position, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

Wade Phillips, the Texans' defensive coordinator since 2011, has been serving as interim coach since Gary Kubiak was fired Dec. 6. Phillips also is reportedly a candidate for the job on a permanent basis.

A Texas native, Smith was fired by the Chicago Bears after last season, when the team went 10-6 and missed the playoffs. The 55-year-old Smith ...

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