The Vikings have begun their search for a man to replace Leslie Frazier. Their first targets are a pair of coordinators from the NFC #1 seed Seattle Seahawks.
Jason La Canfora says the Vikings have requested interviews with Pete Carroll assistants Darrell Bevell and Dan Quinn. Under NFL rules, teams may interview coaches from playoff squads during their bye week.
Bevell of course will be familiar to Viking fans. He served as offensive coordinator under Brad Childress and helped lead the Vikings to the NFC title game after the 2009 season (Brett Favre had a tiny bit to do with that as well). Since leaving Minnesota for Seattle, Bevell has developed a reputation as one of the top young offensive minds in the league.
Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is also a hot commodity around the league right now. The Cleveland Browns are reportedly interested in interviewing Quinn as well.
Quinn served as a defensive line coach for multiple NFL squads including San Francisco and Seattle before spending a couple years as defensive coordinator with the Florida Gators. He returned to Seattle this season as defensive coordinator. Under Quinn’s watch, the Seahawks further developed their reputation as one of the NFL’s most fearsome defenses.
The Vikings are reportedly also interested in speaking to Broncos assistants Jack Del Rio and Adam Gase. Gase has already said he will not interview with teams until after the Broncos’ season ends.
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