It’s only been a little over a week since the Vikings named Leslie Frasier interim head coach and it’s logical that talk have begun to swirl about the new coach’s future with the organization.
Landing a head coaching job in the NFL has been a hot topic surrounding Frazier over the past 2 offseasons. Duringthat period of time, Frazier has interviewed for several head coaching positions; last Tuesday, he was unconventionally offered the position he’d been looking for as a result of a disappointing 3-7 record to start the season.
It’s commonly known in this league that winning takes care of everything, and after Sunday’s victory over the Redskins Frazier has been probed with questions about whether or not he’s looking toward next season and landing the head coaching job with the Vikings. But Frazier’s focus is solely on preparing for the next opponent – as it was last week – rather than worrying about his future.
“Not at all, and I don’t intend to,” Frazier replied when asked about any recent talks with ownership and the permanent position. “I really want to concentrate on the Buffalo Bills and what we’ve got to get done to win this game. Those things will take care of themselves.”
We can only speculate that it’s human nature to look towards the future, but Frazier has remained steadfast on what his focus is – that being the Bills. And experience with such adversity has given Frazier a unique outlook on what the future holds.
“For me it’s a little bit different,” Frazier acknowledged. “I’ve experienced some things in this league both as a player and a coach. My faith gets me through a lot of those moments where I’ve seen where it may seem a little bit dark for a moment, and light arrives. So I’m not in the least concerned about what happens post our final game of the season. Things will work out just fine.”
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