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Ex-coach Bum Phillips dies at age 90

Updated: October 19, 2013, 5:24 PM ET
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HOUSTON -- Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football icon who coached the Houston Oilers during their Luv Ya Blue heyday and also led the New Orleans Saints, died Friday. He was 90.

Son Wade Phillips, the Houston Texans' defensive coordinator, confirmed the news on Twitter.

Bum is gone to Heaven-loved and will be missed by all -great Dad,Coach, and Christian

— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) October 19, 2013

Phillips died at his ranch in Goliad.

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