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While big names such as Mike Shanahan and Bill Cowher appear to be unlikely matches for the Chiefs, here is a look at some of the coaching candidates available and how they'd potentially fit in with Kansas City.
Iowa, head coach
The skinny: Ferentz's name has been mentioned for other NFL jobs and many league observers think he'll be a strong NFL coach. Still, others have doubts Ferentz wants to leave the Hawkeyes. He has ties with new Chiefs' general manager Scott Pioli.
Minnesota Vikings, defensive coordinator
The skinny: He has had several interviews and he was a runner-up in Denver. If the Chiefs want to stick with a defensive-minded coach, Frazier could be a strong candidate. Kansas City has more issues on defense than offense, so it could be tempting.
Kansas City Chiefs, offensive coordinator
Skinny: The current Chiefs' assistant has head coaching experience but his work in Kansas City was questioned by many. It would be somewhat of an upset if Pioli were to pick someone from Herm Edwards' staff.
Dallas Cowboys, offensive coordinator
The skinny: Garrett was very hot last year and he had some interviews this year. He could get a look, especially if Todd Haley doesn't pan out.
Arizona Cardinals, offensive coordinator
The skinny: Many consider Haley, the current coaching candidate flavor of the day, to be a favorite for the job. He has done an excellent job with Cardinals' offense. Plus, he has ties to Pioli.