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Vikings to hire Mike Zimmer as coach
Updated: January 15, 2014, 10:54 AM ET
By Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter | ESPN


The Minnesota Vikings will hire Mike Zimmer as their head coach, a league source told ESPN.

Zimmer, who has spent the last five seasons as theCincinnati Bengals' defensive coordinator, and the Vikings had been in negotiations in an effort to complete a deal Wednesday, according to league sources.

Zimmer remained overnight after his second interview Tuesday was finished, with Vikings owner Zygi Wilf more centrally involved in the session, sources told ESPN.

Wilf himself has made calls to selective references on Zimmer and has come away satisfied to give a green light on hiring the defensive coordinator to succeed Leslie Frazier as Minnesota's next coach.

Parameters on a contract were in place, but negotiations between the Vikings and Zimmer's agent, Marvin Demoff, gained momentum toward completion, league sources told ESPN.

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Was gonna say the same thing. Also, I've heard more buzz about Seattle's DC this cycle than the great Darrell Bevell.

It is simple- if you are a good respected coach known in the league - you will get a position.

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