ESPN: Vikes pick Zimmer
The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly settled on a new head coach. ESPN is reporting the team reached agreement this morning with Mike Zimmer, who has spent the last five seasons as the defensive coordinator for Cincinnati. The Vikings were in negotiations with Zimmer yesterday and ESPN says Vikings owner Zygi Wilf was also more involved in the talks. According to ESPN, Zimmer will become the ninth coach in franchise history, 16 days after Leslie Frazier was fired on the heels of a 5-10-1 season. ESPN says the 57 year old Zimmer is considering hiring Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner as his offensive coordinator. The Vikings have not yet commented on the story.