Bills Reportedly Close To Hiring Chan Gailey As Head Coach

In a rather stunning development, former Cowboys and Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey has emerged as a "strong candidate" to be the Buffalo Bills' next head coach, according to The Buffalo News.

Despite interviewing Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, he is apparently no longer in the picture, and Gailey’s arrival in Buffalo appears imminent. Indeed, the always trustworthy Adam Schefter of ESPN says that a deal is all but done, while Fox Sport’s Jay Glazer confirms that “barring a breakdown” Gailey will be announced as the Bills’ new head coach.

Gailey secretively interviewed with the Bills last week, and would meet Bills general manager Buddy Nix’s preference of hiring someone with previous head coaching experience and expertise on the offensive side of the ball. Gailey last worked in the NFL as the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs last season in 2008. He was abruptly fired two weeks before the beginning of the regular season this year after new head coach Todd Haley came in.

For more on the Buffalo Bills, head over to SB Nation’s Buffalo Rumblings.

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