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Report: Vikings DC Frazier to interview with Hawks after all

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting that Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier did an about face, and will interview for Seattle's vacant head coaching position on Saturday.

Frazier reportedly first declined to interview for the position because he felt that the Seahawks were just pursuing him as a requirement to fulfill the Rooney Rule, which requires organizations to interview a person of color for vacant head coaching and front office positions.

However, Frazier has now apparently been convinced that it is an open competition, and not a slam dunk that USC head coach Pete Carroll will be hired.

Frazier has been a hot name of late in coaching circles, and interviewed for the vacant head coaching position in Buffalo on Thursday. According to the report, the Buffalo job was the sixth head coaching position for which he has interviewed in the past three years (Atlanta, Miami, Denver, Detroit and St. Louis). Frazier was a finalist in Denver and St. Louis last offseason.