Bum Phillips passes away at age 90

Former Houston Oilers coach and NFL legend Bum Phillips died Friday night at his ranch in Goliad, Texas.

Phillips, the colorful, Stetson-wearing football coach, was 90 years old.

Phillips was the leader of the Oilers during the famed Luv ya Blue era. He also coached the New Orleans Saints.

"Bum is gone to Heaven," Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, Bum Phillips' son, wrote on Twitter. "Loved and will be missed by all -- great Dad, Coach, and Christian.

"Thanks you all for your kindness and support for my family at this time -#LuvyaBum"

With the Oilers, Phillips went 55-35 during the regular season and won four of seven playoff games.

"Condolences to Wade Phillips and the entire Phillips family," Saints coach Sean Payton wrote on Twitter. "Rest In Peace Bum,"

National Football Post extends its deepest condolences to the Phillips family.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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