The Houston Texans are expected to have second interviews with Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier as well as Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, according to a report Sunday by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Both candidates "believe they have a legitimate chance to land the Texans' head-coaching job and have begun assembling coaching staffs in the event that they are hired," Schefter added.
Frazier was the Cincinnati Bengals' defensive coordinator in 2003 and 2004. He was the Minnesota Vikings' head coach from 2011 to 2013.
Bieniemy played for the Bengals from 1995 to 1998.
Baltimore Ravens head coach, Miami University graduate and former UC Bearcats special teams coordinator John Harbaugh endorsed Frazier as a head coach:
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler and The Enquirer's Tyler Dragon on Frazier's role in last week's Buffalo win against the Ravens:
Last week, reports indicated that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson pushed for the team to interview Bieniemy for the vacancy. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he endorsed Bieniemy in a conversation with Watson.
The Texans didn't interview Bieniemy before the initial interview window for him closed a week ago, but reportedly did interview Bieniemy on Monday.
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