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Falcons to interview Frazier

January 19th, 2008

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Falcons will interview Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on Saturday. Reportedly Frazier wowed Bill Parcells in his January 7 interview for the Dolphins head coaching position.

Frazier is coming off his first year as the Vikings defensive coordinator, following two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts as a special assistant to head coach Tony Dungy. He also worked with the team’s defensive backs. Prior to that he worked as defensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals (2003-04) and defensive backs coach of the Philadelphia Eagles (1999-02). He served as head coach at Trinity College (now known as Trinity International University), NAIA program, for 9 seasons. That was his first coaching job in 1988. He also worked as defensive backs coach at Illinois for two years as well (1997-98) following his days at Trinity. Frazier played six years in the NFL for the Chicago Bears, earning a Super Bowl ring in 1985. In 65 career games, he had 20 interceptions and scored twice on punt returns.

Mortensen also reported that Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Smith interviewed with the Falcons for a second time on Friday.

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