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Texans-Vikings game includes Kubiak against Kubiak

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At the Mall of America Field in Minneapolis on Friday night, the Kubiak family hopes to be starting an intra-family rivalry that could last for years.

Texans head coach Gary Kubiak will take the field against the Vikings in the preseason opener, with his son, Klint, working for the enemy as Minnesota's offensive quality control coach.

"It's pretty cool," Gary Kubiak said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "I'm proud of him. He's worked real hard at A&M. Got his masters (Human Resource Development) there. He was under two great coaches in (Mike) Sherman and (Kevin) Sumlin and then he gets a great opportunity there in Minnesota.

"So it's a chance for me to see him. I haven't seem in awhile, but very proud of him."

Klint Kubiak spent the last three seasons working for the Aggies.

He was an offensive assistant for A&M in 2010 and 2011.

In 2012 Klint Kubiak was the Aggies' inside receivers coach and also assisted with special teams.

He was promoted to full-time wide receivers coach in time for the 2013 Cotton bowl, where the Aggies beat Oklahoma to cap off an 11-2 season.

"Just really proud," Gary Kubiak said. "I know it's something he wants to do. It's something he's worked very hard at, and (Vikings head coach) Leslie (Frazier) has given him an opportunity to go there. His wife (Tessa) happens to be from Minnesota. That doesn't happen much in this business.

"He's learning from some good people. Billy (Musgrave), the (offensive) coordinator played for me. I'm proud of the work he's done to get there."

The elder Kubiak said it will be up to Klint to make sure they are able to spend some time together Thursday night.

"We're trying to figure that out," Gary Kubiak said. "That's his job. They're in Mankato, which I think is an hour away.

"So somehow we're going to try to hook up and say hello."

The Kubiaks hope to have many reunions with the NFL as a backdrop.

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