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Tennessee Titans to induct late Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips into ring of honor

The late Bum Phillips, a Texas coaching legend who worked wearing a cowboy hat, is staying inducted into the ring of honor on Sunday by the workforce he led to two AFC championship activity appearances.

In Tennessee. A quarter-century just after the franchise left Texas for Songs Town.

Phillips, who died in October 2013 at the age of 90, is staying honored forty one several years just after he final coached the Houston Oilers — the franchise now recognized as the Tennessee Titans. He will be the fifteenth man or woman inducted into the team’s ring of honor.

Phillips coached the Oilers for 6 seasons concerning 1975 and 1980 with AFC championship activity berths in 1978 and 1979 at the peak of the “Luv Ya Blue” period. He however has the very best winning share (.608) for any mentor with at minimum two complete seasons with this workforce, likely 59-38 all round with a franchise that hadn’t had a winning history in 8 seasons.

A bunch of previous Oilers are coming to Nashville to support rejoice the franchise launched in Texas in 1960 by the late Bud Adams.

Hall of Famers Warren Moon, Robert Brazile, Elvin Bethea, Charlie Joiner and Ken Houston will also be joined by Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Kenny Burrough, Ray Childress and Dan Pastorini as approximately eighty previous Oilers are predicted for a weekend of things to do.

The previous players are owning supper with Titans controlling operator Amy Adams Strunk, observing the present-day workforce in apply, and owning brunch ahead of the Titans kick off Sunday from Indianapolis. The previous Oilers also will serve as the honorary 12th Titan ahead of kickoff and be identified through the activity.

The Titans preserving the Oilers’ background continues to be a extremely sore subject matter in Houston, even with the NFL adding the Texans as an growth franchise in 2002.

In 1997, Bud Adams moved the franchise to Nashville, where by they played as the Tennessee Oilers ahead of staying renamed the Titans in 1999.