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Frazier interested in Gophers job

Posted by: under Vikings, Leslie Frazier, Vikings players, Leslie Frazier Updated: October 17, 2010 - 1:35 PM

Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is interested in the Gophers head coaching job, according to league sources.

The Gophers fired Tim Brewster on Sunday. Tom Dienhart, the national college football writer for Rivals and Yahoo, wrote on twitter Sunday morning that Frazier might be the Gophers "target."

Frazier has interviewed for six NFL head coaching jobs in the past three years. The key in this situation is former Gophers great Tony Dungy, who is extremely close friends with Frazier. Dungy reportedly was set to hire Frazier as his head coach if he had agreed to become the Seattle Seahawks president this past offseason.

There is little doubt that Gophers officials either have or will seek Dungy's input on who to hire. It is a safe bet that Dungy would recommend Frazier for the job.

The question becomes whether Frazier thinks he has a good chance to land an NFL head job or simply prefers to stay in the NFL.

The fact that he is already in town certainly would help in the transition.  

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