News of the decision emerged early in the day, but the Vikings held off on publicizing it.
Zimmer, who has been an
General Manager Rick Spielman interviewed at least seven candidates. He and Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf settled on the one who was widely considered around the league to be the most overdue for a head coaching job. Zimmer interviewed for several vacancies in recent years, including this month with Tennessee.
The 57-year-old Zimmer played at Illinois State and spent 14 seasons coaching in the college ranks before being hired in 1994 as an assistant with Dallas. He got a
Then he became defensive coordinator of the
After one season as the defensive coordinator for Atlanta, Zimmer went to Cincinnati to work for coach Marvin Lewis.
The Miami Dolphins are hoping their new offensive coordinator clicks with
The Dolphins said they hired Bill Lazor, who tutored Foles this season as quarterbacks coach of the
Lazor replaces Mike Sherman, who was fired last week after two seasons with Miami.
The Washington Redskins promoted Sean McVay to offensive coordinator, a move expected after Jay Gruden was hired last week as head coach, then they addressed their woeful special teams units by adding Ben Kotwica from the
McVay has worked previously with Gruden and was one of the assistants retained after coach
McVay, who replaces Kyle Shanahan, will offer some continuity for an offense centered on quarterback
The Ravens have interviewed Kyle Shanahan for their offensive coordinator vacancy, the Baltimore Sun reported. The Ravens are expected to interview several candidates for the job, including at least one internal candidate: wide receivers coach Jim Hostler.
Coughlin fires two assistants
Tom Coughlin is making major changes to the struggling
Longtime assistant coaches Mike Pope and Jerald Ingram were fired Wednesday after this season's dismal performance by the offense. The moves came one day after Coughlin decided to take the team in another direction by hiring
At least 90 players who had college eligibility remaining were expected to enter the