On Friday afternoon, multiple reports emerged that Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will not interview with the Seahawks for a job that, by all appearances, will go to Pete Carroll.
On Friday evening, it was reported that Frazier will interview for the job.
Now, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the process is up in the air. Per Schefter, Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke is in Minnesota, hoping to interview Frazier. Per Schefter, Frazier has yet to make up his mind, and he wants to see whether Seattle is willing to give him serious consideration before sitting for the job.
As we understood things earlier in the evening, Frazier planned to proceed because he realized that any tentative arrangements with Carroll could fall through. It’s possible that Frazier has since decided amid reports that Carroll is close to striking a deal that Frazier has no chance of getting the job.
If an interview is going to occur, it needs to happen soon. The window of opportunity for interviewing assistant coaches on teams who have earned a bye is the expiration of the bye week. If the Cowboys beat the Eagles on Saturday night, Minnesota’s bye week essentially will be over, since the Vikings will know the identity of their opponent for the divisional round.