Explained: Why Kevin O’Connell Will Have to Defy Odds in Year One

NFL Combine more hype than substance for teams and three new Vikings assistant coaches of interest
An image from February 15, 2021 of Kevin O'Connell before his official announcement as the new Head Coach of the Minnesota Vikings in California.

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This is Episode 60 of VikesNow, a YouTube channel devoted to daily Minnesota Vikings analysis. This episode examines Vikings coaches and first-year performance.

Particularly, the Super Bowl track record leaguewide and individual Vikings coaches from the past are discussed.

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Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).