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Vikings To Coach North Team In 2012 Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl is one of the bigger occasions in the college football postseason (and, really, the NFL postseason) - a game featuring the best collegiate players who have completed their eligibility and are entering the NFL Draft. On Saturday, the official Senior Bowl Twitter account announced its coaching staffs for the North and South squads:

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Happy to announce that the Minnesota #Vikings and Washington #Redskins will serve as our 2012 coaching staffs!! #NFL

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Yep, that's the Vikings there, they'll be coaching the North team, who won the most recent iteration, under Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings last coached the Senior Bowl way back in 1980, when Bud Grant coached against Ray Perkins of the Giants in a losing effort. It's the only time in the history of the game that the Vikings have coached a Senior Bowl. One has to wonder if the Vikings actively wanted the opportunity to do it in 2012.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.