UH alum Wade Phillips coaches the NFL’s #1 ranked defense. Now he looks to win his first Super Bowl.

via Houston Athletics

Wade Phillips was a three year starter at linebacker for the Houston Cougars from 1966–68. The son of the late Bum Phillips who coached the Houston Oilers, the younger Phillips got his start in the coaching profession as a graduate assistant to legendary Houston Cougars coach Bill Yeoman 1969.

Phillips now serves as defensive coordinator for the AFC champion Denver Broncos who lead the NFL in total defense. While Phillips has never won a Super Bowl, he hopes his defense is good enough to slow down Cam Newton and the high-octane Carolina Panthers attack.

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