Owner Bob McNair, attending practice Thursday before going over to the Texas Bowl, wasn't yet ready to confirm that Gary Kubiak will return as the Texans' coach for a fifth season in 2010.
“What I have said is I think he's done a very good job,” McNair answered in response to a direct question about Kubiak's future. “We'll sit down to have our review at the end of the year and make our plans for the coming year. ”
Asked what he was saying to Kubiak this week as the 8-7 Texans, still in contention for a playoff spot, prepare for the Patriots, McNair replied: “Nothing other than what he's saying to the team and that this (game) is very important to us. Everybody is excited, and it's wonderful that we're still in the hunt. ”
McNair also shared a story with the media.
“I dreamed last week that we'd put it on the Dolphins pretty good, 42-12 or 42-7 or something like that,” he said. “I didn't tell anybody except (general manager) Rick (Smith) before the game. But this week I've been waiting — desperately — and I haven't had any dreams yet, so somebody suggested I should go home and go to bed.”
The Texans jumped to a 27-0 lead over Miami on Sunday before holding on 27-20.