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Mike Zimmer finds his head-coaching job with the Minnesota Vikings

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Sources have confirmed that the Minnesota Vikings will hire Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as their next head coach replacing former coach Leslie Frazier. In a report by CBS Sports on Jan. 15, the hiring was expected and players of the Vikings are fired up.

Zimmer has been a front-runner for multiple jobs over the last few years, primarily because of his work as a defensive coordinator with Cincinnati. He was the top choice targeted by the Vikings and also interviewed for the head-coaching job in Tennessee. With the Titans turning to Ken Whisenhunt as their new head coach, Zimmer became available for the Vikings, a team looking for a quick turnaround after a disappointing season.

Most importantly for the Vikings, Mike Zimmer is a coach who players seem to love wherever he has coached.

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is already excited about the hire. He tweeted:

“Fired up about Coach Zimmer! As a Cincy kid he’s been fun to watch there and can’t wait to work with him! Welcome to the @Vikings!”

There is a renewed energy in Minnesota, but Mike Zimmer will have some work to do to improve a 31st-ranked defensive. His success as a defensive coordinator will quickly be challenged but it is a challenge that Zimmer is up for. He has finally found his head-coaching job in the NFL.



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