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Texans hire defensive assistant

* HOUSTON* – Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak has named Frank Bush as senior defensive assistant, it was announced today.

Bush comes to Houston from the Arizona Cardinals, where he was the assistant head coach/linebackers last season. Entering his 23rd season in the NFL, Bush got his start with the Houston Oilers working as a college scout from 1987-92.  He moved to linebackers coach from 1992-94.  He served as linebackers coach from 1995-99, nickel package/secondary coach in 2000 and special teams coach from 2001-03 with the Denver Broncos. During his coaching career, Bush won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Broncos in 1997-98.

Bush, who played linebacker, was selected by the Houston Oilers in the fifth round in 1985.  He was named to the all-rookie team after making 99 tackles, three sacks and recovering three fumbles. He suffered a career-ending injury in 1986 before beginning his career as a scout in 1987.

Bush is the third addition to the Texans coaching staff this offseason.  On January 17, Mike Sherman was named offensive coordinator and Kyle Shanahan quarterbacks coach.  Jethro Franklin was named defensive line coach and Larry Kirksey wide receivers coach, becoming the newest Texans assistants on January 23. 

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