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Report: Frazier to interview

Posted by Chris Brown on January 6, 2010 – 3:16 pm

He was reported to be on the Bills list of candidates and now a date for an interview has followed for Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

According to the Associated Press, Frazier will interview with the Bills on Thursday for Buffalo’s vacant head coaching job.

Frazier has been the Vikings defensive coordinator the past three seasons. Minnesota head coach confirmed via e-mail that Frazier was interviewing Thursday.

The Vikings defensive coordinator has been through the head coaching interview process before. Frazier was reportedly the runner-up for the Denver head job last year that went to Josh McDaniels. He was also a finalist for the Rams job that went to Steve Spagnuolo and interviewed for the Detroit head coaching job that went to Jim Schwartz last offseason. He was also in the running for the Atlanta and Miami jobs in 2008 that went to Mike Smith and Tony Sparano.

Before his time in Minnesota he worked under Tony Dungy in Indianapolis as the secondary coach for two seasons earning a Super Bowl ring in 2006. He was also defensive coordinator in Cincinnati from 2003 to 2004. He began his NFL coaching career with Philadelphia where he coached defensive back from 1999-2002.

He was a head coach at the collegiate level as he was the inaugural coach at Trinity International where he built the program from the ground up to win a pair of conference titles.

A five-year starter for the Chicago Bears (1981-86), Frazier was a starting cornerback on the 1985 Super Bowl team coached by Mike Ditka.


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