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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Another head coaching job? It's not something Leslie Frazier is thinking about

After his playing career was cut short due to injury, Leslie Frazier's coaching career started in a different place than most. And in a much different role.

Frazier, the Bills' defensive coordinator the last two seasons, was the first head football coach at Trinity International University, a position he held for nine seasons.

Frazier went from a head coach to a defensive backs coach at the University of Illinois in 1997. He entered the NFL coaching ranks two years later as a defensive backs coach under Andy Reid in Philadelphia. He wouldn't get his next head coaching job until 2011 and was fired from that job in Minnesota at the end of the 2013 season.

Now in Buffalo, working under another former Reid assistant in Sean McDermott, the soon-to-be-60-year-old says wondering when his next head coaching job will come isn't something he does often.

"That’s been kind of an evolution," Frazier said. "Things have changed from where I was in 2013 to where I am now, in 2019, a little bit different stage of my career. So my goals have shifted a little bit. There was a time it was very important to me to get back to being a head coach again. Now, if we could win a championship in Buffalo and ride off into the sunset, I'd be so, so happy, man. Because when you look at what happened when we made the playoffs and you look at the response that we got in Buffalo, can you imagine if we win a world championship in Buffalo?

"I'd be thrilled if that were to happen. I could care less about being a head coach. We bring a championship to Buffalo? Wow!"

Frazier talked with The News about working under Reid and Tony Dungy, playing under Mike Ditka and starting a football program from scratch. And plenty more. Read the latest One-on-One Coverage here.

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