Gailey emerges as candidate for Bills' job

January, 18, 2010
1/18/10
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The Buffalo News is reporting former Georgia Tech and Dallas Cowboys head coach Chan Gailey is a "strong candidate" for the Bills opening.

According to News reporter Mark Gaughan's league and team sources, the Bills could make the decision within a day or two, and adds that Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is no longer a choice for the job.

A surprising name to crop up, Gailey was most recently the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. Chiefs rookie head coach Todd Haley fired Gailey right before the 2009 season. Gailey was one of three offensive coordinators to be dismissed in preseason, with the Bills also firing Turk Schonert.

Gaughan writes: "Gailey meets the preference of Bills General Manager Buddy Nix of having a man who has prior head-coaching experience. He also fills the Bills' desire of getting an offensive-minded coach."

Update: Fox Sport's Jay Glazer is reporting Gailey was "secretly interviewed" by the Bills last week and was slated to meet with owner Ralph Wilson and GM Buddy Nix again on Monday. Glazer writes, barring a breakdown, "Gailey is expected to be hired as the Bills head coach within the next 24-48 hours."

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