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The immediately following the 2021 season, dismi sing coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman after eight years of the duo leading the team. Now, looking to snap a two-year streak of mi sing the playoffs, the franchise is in search mode as it tries to build its next regime.Who's Matt Hennessy Jersey
on the Vikings' radar? And who are the front-runners for Minnesota's top job? We've got you covered here, with a running tracker of all the latest news and notes regarding their search:Jan. 29 -- Michigan's Jim Harbaugh interviewing for jobDays after the team reportedly narrowed its search, two more names surfaced as interviewees: Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham and . The latter is especially notable considering he's long been linked to jobs around the NFL. Harbaugh, 58, has been running Michigan since 2015 but has a sterling NFL record, going 44-19-1 with three NFC Championship appearances as 49ers coach from 2011-2014. His time in San Francisco also overlapped with that of new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, who worked in the Niners' front office.Jan. 27 -- Vikings' search down to six candidatesWith Dan Quinn staying in Dallas and Nathaniel Hackett heading to Denver, Minnesota has narrowed its search to the following six candidates, : 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell, Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon and Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. That means four of the team's top six choices hail from the defensive side of the ball. New GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, meanwhile, previously worked with Ryans and O'Connell. Jan. 21 -- Rams DC Raheem Morris conducting interviewThe Vikings are adding Morris to their pool of candidates, . At 45, the revered L.A. a sistant offers the best of both worlds in terms of a head coaching po sibility: he's held roles on both Josh Rosen Jersey
sides of the ball and twice held top jobs -- first with the Buccaneers (2009-2011) and then as an interim with the Falcons (2020) -- but is green enough to grow into leadership. He would make sense if Minnesota is more fixated on righting its defense.Jan. 15 -- Dan Quinn, Kellen Moore, Todd Bowles among more candidatesMinnesota began spreading a wider net for its next coach on Saturday, requesting interviews with the following candidates: Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles (per ), Cowboys DC Dan Quinn ( ), Cowboys OC Kellen Moore ( ), 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans ( ), Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon ( ). Quinn is reportedly a front-runner for Jonathan Bullard Jersey
the Broncos' job as well, while Ryans and Gannon are up-and-coming defensive minds, with the latter offering previous experience on the Vikings' staff.Jan. 13 -- OC Josh McDaniels among top targets?A perennial head coaching candidate, McDaniels is believed to be in strong consideration for a look in Minnesota, , though the Patriots' longtime coordinator (2012-2019, 2021-) isn't set to conduct interviews until after the playoffs. The 45-year-old is a proven offensive mind, but he infamously backed out of the ' job in 2018 and struggled as a short-lived coach in 2009-2010. He reads like a cla sic boom-or-bust hire. Jan. 13 -- OC Nathaniel Hackett expected to be in the mixHackett, who's overseen Green Bay's offense since 2019 as Matt LaFleur's handpicked coordinator, is likely to be on Minnesota's "early lists" of candidates, . The 42-year-old has never been a head coach before, but he also has OC experience with the (2013-2014) and Jaguars (2016-2018). The question is, how much of his succe s is due to LaFleur and, more so, ?Jan. 11 -- Doug Pederson set to interview for head coachThe former coach is Fabian Moreau Jersey
on track to speak with Minnesota after completed or scheduled interviews with the and , . Pederson spent 2021 out of football. Before that, he went 42-37-1 as Philadelphia's coach from 2016-2020, guiding three playoff runs and the Eagles' championship in 2017. As a proven offensive mind and beloved locker-room leader, he .Jan. 10 -- Ole Mi s' Lane Kiffin rumored to be Josh Harris Jersey
on radarKiffin, who just took over as the Rebels' coach in 2020, has been the subject of "consistent chatter (inside) football circles" regarding the Vikings' job, . While the 46-year-old hasn't been in the NFL since 2007-2008, when he went 5-15 as the ' coach, he's gone 76-41 in college. He'd be a bigger gamble for Minnesota, and it's po sible he'd be considered if the Vikings are zeroing in on Ole Mi s QB prospect Matt Corral in the 2022 draft, Spielberger speculates.