Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

No, Bill Musgrave Has Not Been Fired Yet

When news broke Monday morning that Leslie Frazier had been let go as Vikings head coach, the next question that jumped to the front of fans’ minds logically was, What about Bill Musgrave?

Or, for some fans, What about that bleep bleep bleep Bill Musgrave I bleeping hate that motherbleep bleep?

For the sake of these Musgrave haters and their sanity, I’d love to report that Bill Musgrave has been fired as offensive coordinator. No, I’d love to report that he’s been thrown out of a moving truck into a ditch filled with toxic waste. No, toxic waste and alligators. Mutant alligators.

But I can’t. Because he hasn’t. Yet.

Rick Spielman’s latest status report on Musgrave and the other assistants, provided this afternoon during Rick’s fascinating press conference, was that all are still under contract. And must receive permission before they can leave for other jobs.

So as of now, Bill Musgrave is still offensive coordinator. Alan Williams is still defensive coordinator. Mike Priefer is still special teams coordinator. And Mike Singletary is still whatever the hell Mike Singletary is.

I do have to believe that most or all of those guys will be let go eventually. Some will wish to leave for other jobs and some will simply not be retained by whoever is hired to replace Leslie Frazier.

A couple of them may actually be interviewed for the head coaching job themselves. Mike Priefer is a guy who’s been rumored as a possible candidate. And what about Musgrave? He should be a hot coaching commodity too after the way he handled that dynamic Vikings offense.

Just kidding. Musgrave isn’t getting interviewed for head coaching jobs, either in Minnesota or anywhere else.

My advice for fans itching to see Musgrave get his comeuppance is…be patient. He’ll be gone sooner or later. No way is he brought back in any capacity for 2014. Not happening.


He’s history.

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  • Lisa Guevara

    They can keep him if they get him to create some aggressive plays. Throwing sideways and backwards doesn’t get it done. Out opponents know we don’t have any explosive plays and they are ready for us.
    Please fire the Def Coordinator quickly before all if the good ones out there are taken

  • Lisa Guevara

    Sorry didn’t get to finish. Obviously get a QB and a secondary defense and we can make a good start. I still have hope!

  • Mike Bridges

    With all the firings going on, there will not be a shortage of Coordinators, and there will be some Positional Coaches that will be promoted as well! You don”t just hire a guy, before all of the good ones are taken! You hire by, what schemes the HC wants to run. I really hope Minnesota doesn’t hire a guy who has never HC’d before! Same goes with Coordinators. Saying that, I do hope the Staff will ALL be in their 40′s with fresh, exciting schemes and ideas! What Musgrave and Williams did was old, tired and predictable! Keep Prefer (sp?) on as ST’s Coordinator! I would like to see Bevell brought back, this time as HC and not OC. Bevell was let go by Frazier, in favor of Musgrave! Look at what Bevell has done at Seattle and look at what Musgrave did with and to, the Vikings! I preferred O’Brien but, it looks as tho the even worse, Texans have got him locked up as HC! A complete Coaching Staff change is needed at Minnesota, save 1!