Take this news with a grain of salt, but Dan Cole of K-Fan Sports Radio in Minnesota is reporting the Minnesota Vikings are on the verge of naming Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer their next head coach:
Breaking news: Common’ sources say Mike Zimmer will be named the 9th Head Coach of the Vikings…. — Dan Cole (@CommonManKFAN) January 13, 2014
It’s no secret that Zimmer is the favorite to land the job in Minnesota, as he’s the only candidate to be asked to interview with the team for a second time. Second interviews are often an indicator that a candidate is at or near the top of a team’s head-coaching wishlist.
But until said interview takes place and Vikings owner Zygi Wilf gets a chance to meet with Zimmer, nothing is guaranteed, but it does appear the the Vikings have clearly set their sights on Zimmer.