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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Colts' Frazier

Not much today, just one article. The article is about Leslie Frazier, who played on the 1985 Bears Super Bowl champion team and is now a coach with the Colts. A couple of things from the article: After his playing career was over, he became the football coach at Trinity College in Deerfield, IL, a Christian college. And here's a quote:

...In 2003, he became the Cincinnati Bengals' defensive coordinator.

Frazier struggled and was fired after two seasons, something he called "traumatic." Frazier noted that the team was 2-14 before he arrived and that he never had a chance to build a defense with his own players.

Colts coach Tony Dungy provided support and then a job.

"He called me every day, first thing in the morning," Frazier recalled. "He said, 'How are you doing? Let's pray together. Are you in the Bible, in the Word?' "

Last year, in Frazier's first season as defensive backs coach for the Colts, the secondary had more interceptions than touchdown passes allowed.

Before this season, the Colts added to Frazier's title, making him special assistant to the head coach and defensive backs coach. It's only a title, but he said it helps smooth the path to a head-coaching job.

Here's the article:

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