How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. That’s how you win.
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|Birth:||29th September, 1923|
Bum Phillips was born in Orange, Texas. He was an American football coach and the father of NFL coach Wade Phillips. "Bum" Phillips coached at the high school, college and professional levels. In 1975, Phillips was named head coach and general manager of the Oilers, and he served in that capacity through 1980. As coach of the Oilers, he became the winningest coach in franchise history. From 1981 through the first 12 games of the 1985 season, he was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, and as in his coaching tenure with the Oilers, Phillips took off his trademark Stetson inside the Louisiana Superdome. In 1983, his Saints almost had the first winning season and playoff berth in franchise history. Phillips resigned as Saints coach on November 25, 1985, one day after a 30-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
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