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September 26, 2010

Son ties Dad

With the victory, Wade Phillips tied Bum Phillips, his father, in career victories with 82.

The sons leads, however, in overall record. Wade is 82-56 while Bum is 82-77.

“It proves I’ve been in it a long time,” Wade said. “I mean, he’s my hero. I think he’s one of the greatest coaches the I’ve ever been around. I’ve been around several Hall of Fame head coaches. I’ve been around guys with 200 wins. He’s the bestr I’ve ever been around.”

Spoken like a good son.

And a footnote: Bum Phillips will celebrate his 87th birthday on Wednesday.

-- Jan Hubbard

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