As has been rumored for about the last week or so, former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary will be joining the Minnesota Vikings as the team's new linebackers coach. He confirmed this to ESPN 1000 in Chicago.â†µ
"I will be in Minnesota with Les," Singletary told "The Waddle & Silvy Show." "I will be a linebackers coach/assistant head coach."â†µ
Singletary will be taking over the position formerly held by Fred Pagac (pronounced PUG-ich). Pagac was promoted to the Vikings defensive coordinator role after Leslie Frazier was promoted to the head coaching position following the firing of Brad Childress. Frazier has said that Pagac is going to remain in the DC role.â†µ
As far as other Vikings coaching news, the team is apparently set to interview Atlanta Falcons' quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave for their offensive coordinator job. Current (and soon to be former) offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is in Seattle today to interview for the job of quarterbacks coach with the Seattle Seahawks, and will also be interviewing with the St. Louis Rams about their offensive coordinator job. Also, special teams coach Brian Murphy has left the Vikings to take the same position with the Carolina Panthers.â†µ
The Daily Norseman will have all your coverage of the Vikings coaching search as news breaks.