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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
BBAO: Leslie Frazier consults Bud Grant

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Mark Craig of the Star Tribune has an interesting column on what it’s like to be the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Leslie Frazier has started his first season as the team’s permanent coach 0-4, and the other day he took a walk down the hallway at the Vikings' practice facility to speak with another coach who did the same thing.

Bud Grant was 0-4 in 1967 before getting his first victory. Grant, who still spends time in his office as a team consultant, spoke with Frazier about the value of a breakthrough victory to get the proverbial ball rolling.

Said Frazier: "Bud's a tremendous resource, a great sounding board. He's trying to encourage me, which I truly appreciate. But it's still tough when you lose. We got to get a 'W.'"

Continuing around the NFC North: