Spagnuolo, Tucker, and Singletary To Interview
It looks like Raheem Morris is not the only guy the Vikings are interested in talking to about their Defensive Coordinator position, according to this report from Clark Judge at CBS Sports.
The report goes on to say that Steve Spagnuolo, the recently fired head coach of the St. Louis Rams, appears to be the front runner at this point. Of course, Spagnuolo is well respected in the NFL as a defensive strategist, so it would not be surprising to see the Vikings getting stiff competition for his services. It is somewhat expected that he will rejoin Andy Reid and the Eagles.
Mel Tucker, the interim head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is another name mentioned along with Mike Singletary.
Morris is the only guy that is really known for running the Tampa-2 defense that Frazier holds in high esteem. Both Singletary and Tucker could possibly be the first step towards a 3-4 defense, should one of them get the job.
Fred Pagac still is employed as the current Defensive Coordinator. It is unknown if he will rejoin the team in a lesser role.
Morris interviewed for the position on Friday, but left Minnesota without a contract.
Leslie Frazier will want to have his coaching staff solidified soon, as it is now official that they will be coaching the Senior Bowl’s North Team starting about January 23rd. The Redskins will coach the South team.