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Bush on tenure running Texans' defense: 'It just didn't work out'

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Frank Bush isn't under any illusions entering Sunday's season finale. He knows he'll most likely lose his job as the Houston Texans' defensive coordinator after the game.

"I've got to find a way to sell myself to another organization," Bush told the Houston Chronicle on Friday. "I'll stay positive. I'll stay upbeat. I'll keep believing in the things I do."

Bush, who has run the Texans' defense for two seasons, could be replaced by former Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, league sources told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora on Wednesday. Phillips would inherit a unit that ranks last against the pass (277.1 yards per game) and 29th overall (380.6 yards per game) this season.

Despite those numbers, Bush stands behind his work in Houston, saying Friday that "I felt like we had the right approach."

"A lot of different things (went wrong)," he said. "We gave up plays that we probably should have made, and we lost some games in the end that were tough emotionally on our kids.

"We still feel good about our approach. It just didn't work out."

If the Texans lose to the AFC South rival Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, they will finish the season 5-11 -- their worst record since 2005. Head coach Gary Kubiak, whose worst record in five seasons is 6-10, is expected to return in Houston, but defensive backs coach David Gibbs likely will be fired, according to the Chronicle.

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