Frazier said this week that he has not talked to owner Zygi Wilf about that subject yet, but made it clear he would like to remain in Minnesota. Frazier was promoted from defensive coordinator on Nov. 22 when Brad Childress was fired a day after a 31-3 loss to Green Bay dropped the Vikings to 3-7.
Minnesota's 24-14 upset victory of the Eagles Tuesday night won't hurt Frazier's chances of getting the job.
"I know I'd like to return, and what we've gone through, for sure, you'd like to see what things would be like if we can get our squad together and keep some guys healthy and line up and play," Frazier said. "You would think things would settle down and we can just get ready for football. I would love to be a part of the Vikings and see that through for sure."
It will be interesting to see how Wilf judges Frazier considering what the latter has been through since taking over the head job. Since leading the Vikings to victories over Washington and Buffalo, there has been nothing but distractions for the Vikings.
This includes the roof of the Metrodome collapsing on Dec. 12, forcing the Vikings to play a "home" game a day later than expected in Detroit. The following week the Vikings game against Chicago was moved to TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus because the Dome could not be repaired in time.
Finally, the Vikings' game on Sunday night in Philadelphia was postponed for 48 hours until Tuesday because of an expected blizzard that dumped just over 12 inches of snow on the city. It was the first NFL game played on a Tuesday since 1946.
The Vikings entered that Philadelphia game having been outscored 61-17 by the Giants and Bears and could get a bit of a pass on those losses because of the distractions.
Frazier does feel as if he has helped to settle things down in a season that already had been filled with distractions, including Brett Favre's late decision to return and Randy Moss' brief stay that ended with his release.
"When you watch ESPN, you're not seeing us on the news for some of the negative things that were there before," he said. "I think our players want to do the right things to win and they understand the importance of what we're trying to do, and I think our energy and focus is where it needs to be. Now, we're a little short from a personnel standpoint with certain guys that we'd like to be playing with. But I know our guys' mindset is what it should be."