HOUSTON Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that he plans to coach from the sidelines when his team hosts the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium on Sunday.

I need to get back down there. I don t know. It s been different up there the last couple of weeks, Kubiak said. I m excited to get back down there and do what I normally do. Looking forward to it.

Kubiak has coached the last two weeks from the press box after suffering a mini-stroke at halftime of their game against Indianapolis. The Texans lost both games.

Although he will be back on the sidelines for the game, Kubiak did admit that he still isn t 100 percent when it comes to his normal workload.

I don t know how to explain it. It s just each week I ve done a little bit more, Kubiak said. I m probably up to about 12-13 hours a day right now. Working back toward my 17-18, trying to get there.

Asked about whether or not he s cheated with the number of hours he s allowed to work, Kubiak jokingly said he s trying to stay on track.

Put it this way, they don t know what time I come in here in the morning. They only know what time I leave, Kubiak said. That security guard out there, we ve got a good thing going.

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