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Report: Gailey expected to be next Bills head coach

We have a new leader in the clubhouse for the Bills head coaching position.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Chan Gailey is expected to meet with the Bills for a second time Monday. Barring a breakdown in talks, he should be named the coach in the next 24 to 48 hours.

It’s a stunning turn, because Gailey’s name has not been mentioned previously for the job. His meeting with the Bills last week occurred secretly.

Gailey, 58, would not be a particularly splashy pick for the Bills. But he would fit G.M. Buddy Nix’s profile; he’s an offensive coach with head coaching experience.

Gailey ran the Cowboys in the late ‘90s and has offensive coordinator stints in Pittsburgh, Miami, and last with Kansas City. He also was the head coach at Georgia Tech from 2002 through 2007, and he is known for a run-first approach.

We can’t help but wonder if Gailey’s name came up when the Bills pursued Bill Cowher. When Cowher stepped down in Pittsburgh, he recommended Gailey to be his successor.