Bucs to interview Wade Phillips
Tampa Bay will also interview Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and a source told ESPN.com senior NFL writer John Clayton that the meeting will happen Friday.
"I'm gratified somebody noticed," Phillips told the Houston Chronicle. "We'll talk and see how much interest (Tampa Bay) has in me. I'm torn. I don't want to leave Houston. I love it here. But I'd like to get a chance to be a head coach again."
Phillips has transformed Houston's defense this season and is one of the main reasons for the Texans' first AFC South championship and first trip to the playoffs. He has been a head coach in Denver, Buffalo and Dallas.
The Bucs fired Raheem Morris on Monday after three seasons. Morris went 17-31, including a 10-6 mark in 2010, when the Bucs narrowly missed the playoffs. His entire staff of assistants was dismissed, too.
Information from ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen, ESPN.com senior NFL analyst John Clayton and The Associated Press was used in this report.