On Thursday night at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier will lead his team in an exhibition game against Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak. But that won’t be the only football field in Houston where a Frazier and a Kubiak will come together.
About three miles down the road from Reliant Stadium, the Rice University Owls will open their regular season by hosting the UCLA Bruins. Both Frazier and Kubiak have sons who play for Rice – Corey Frazier plays DB and Klein Kubiak plays WR. Suffice it to say, the Frazier and Kubiak families will be busy and they’ll be split on Thursday night.
Earlier in the week, Frazier was asked if he’d spoken with Kubiak about getting updates from the Rice-UCLA stadium during the Vikings-Texans game.
“We’ll both be trying to get information along the way,” Frazier said. “That’s weird that they’re playing at the same time we’re playing right across 10, 15 minutes from where we are, so we’ll both have our minds split a little bit, I guarantee.”
Leslie Frazier played CB for the Chicago Bears from 1981-85, where he was a member of one of the best defenses of all-time – the 1985 Bears defense that led the franchise to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. Corey Frazier is listed as a 6-1, 210-pound safety and is entering his senior season at Rice. Gary Kubiak was a QB for 9 seasons with the Denver Broncos, where he backed up Hall of Famer John Elway. Klein Kubiak, listed at 6-1, 195 pounds, is a WR entering his junior season.
The Vikings and Texans are slated to kickoff at 6:00 p.m. CT, while the Rice-UCLA matchup is set for a 6:30 p.m. start.
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