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Jerry Kill, Back From Leave, Leads Gophers To Bowl

When Minnesota coach Jerry Kill came back from a leave of absence sooner than expected, everyone took notice. Last year, after a bout with epileptic seizures forced Kill to miss an entire game for the first time in his career, he appeared in the locker room at Northwestern to give the Gophers a surprise pep talk.

12/30/2014

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Vikings Focus On The Field, Not Personal Feelings Following AP Suspension

Instead of focusing on their team’s best player’s suspension, the Minnesota Vikings are getting ready for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

11/19/2014

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 15: Head coach Will Muschamp of the Florida Gators watches his team warm up before the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

5 Coaches That Could Replace Will Muschamp As Florida’s Head Coach

The Florida Gators won’t have their head coach Will Muschamp back next year. After a struggling season, the coach is out after the final two games of the regular season vs. Eastern Kentucky and Florida State.

11/16/2014

Washington Redskins v Minnesota Vikings

Vikings’ Zimmer Talks Winning Streak: ‘We Are Building What I Envisioned’

From looking bleak to a winning streak, what a difference a couple weeks have made for the Minnesota Vikings. Now, as players head into their bye week, they feel a lot better about things than they did a couple weeks ago.

11/03/2014

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Fmr. Gopher Women’s Basketball Coach Finds Home At Macalester

It might be on a different campus, on a different level, but it’s still a basketball court in Minnesota. And Kelly Roysland is in her element.

10/24/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 15: Head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings watches from the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 15, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Fmr. Vikings Coach Frazier Faces Old Team Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings’ bid for a win Sunday involves the past. Leslie Frazier was the head coach last year at this time. He is now the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His return provides a mixture of memories and incentive. It’s not been great, but make no mistake — the Vikings defense has improved.

10/23/2014

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer Upset With Vikings After 17-3 Loss To Lions

Calling himself “extremely disappointed,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer voiced his displeasure with his team and its performance following a 17-3 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

10/12/2014

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Zimmer Endures Rocky Beginning To Coaching Tenure

Mike Zimmer had waited so long and interviewed so many times to be an NFL head coach that he almost turned down the Minnesota Vikings’ request to talk this offseason. Now that he is finally in the top job, it hasn’t taken the longtime defensive coordinator long to discover that being a head coach is about so much more than actual coaching.

09/19/2014

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Mike Zimmer’s Takeover Of Vikings Starts

After working for two decades in the NFL to fulfill his desire to become a head coach, Mike Zimmer has finally reached the real deal. Minnesota Vikings training camp starts Friday, and the season opener is a little more than six weeks away.

07/23/2014

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Flip Saunders To Coach Timberwolves

Flip Saunders is moving down from the front office to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves. After the team’s coaching search was complicated by Kevin Love’s uncertain future in Minnesota, the Timberwolves decided the best course of action was to have Saunders.

06/05/2014

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AP Source: Joerger Won’t Coach Wolves, Staying In Memphis

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Dave Joerger has decided to stay in Memphis with the Grizzlies and not go to Minnesota to coach the Timberwolves.

05/25/2014

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AP Sources: Wolves Get Permission To Talk With Joerger

Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have received permission to interview Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger for their head coaching opening.

05/21/2014

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Jackson Joins Eden Prairie Wrestling As Associate Head Coach

Two of the best high school wrestling coaches in Minnesota history will be joining forces this fall.

04/30/2014

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Fired Coach Returns To MSU-Mankato, Team Refuses To Practice

Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former head coach on Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job. Todd Hoffner returned to campus for the first time since the arbitrator ruled he was fired unfairly last year in the wake of a child porn investigation that ultimately cleared him.

04/16/2014

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Vikings Praise Zimmer’s Passion, Intensity

The Minnesota Vikings have the energy and enthusiasm of a team with a new coaching staff. The only results that matter are months away, of course. For now, the Vikings are buzzing about the beginning of coach Mike Zimmer’s period of influence.

04/15/2014

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Timberwolves Coach Rick Adelman To Miss Game

The Timberwolves say coach Rick Adelman will miss Monday night’s game against Houston due to personal reasons. While Adelman is away from the team, forward Kevin Love says he will be back in the lineup after missing one game with a bruised left quadriceps.

02/10/2014

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WCCO Interview: 1-On-1 With Vikings’ Mike Zimmer

New Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer already has one of those “coach” voices, which sounds like he’s been straining his vocal chords for years. WCCO’s Mark Rosen had the chance to sit down with Zimmer after his news conference at Winter Park.

01/19/2014

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Vikings Introduce Mike Zimmer As Head Coach

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they hired Mike Zimmer to be the team’s ninth head coach, but it was official Friday morning when he signed his contract. Zimmer, along with team officials, held his introductory news conference Friday morning at Winter Park in Eden Prairie.

01/17/2014

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Vikings Fans React To Hiring Of Mike Zimmer

When the Minnesota Vikings let head coach Leslie Frazier go, many fans said they’d like to see a more fiery coach on the sidelines. It appears they’re getting their wish. Just down the road from Vikings’ headquarters, the lunch crowd at Joe Senser’s watched Wednesday’s reports with a mix of hope and weariness. “I probably have been disappointed enough times that I’m never that optimistic anymore,” said Vikings fan Matt Johnson.

01/15/2014

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In Vikings Coach Search, Zimmer A Favorite

The Minnesota Vikings have moved into the home stretch of their search for a head coach and Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has emerged as a favorite.

01/13/2014

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Florida State Coach’s Son Treated For Fanconi Anemia At Amplatz

Before celebrating the BCS National Championship Monday night, Florida State’s head coach was celebrating a different victory. This battle had a much tougher opponent. Jimbo Fisher’s son, Ethan, was just 5 years old when doctors diagnosed with Fanconi anemia. It’s a very rare inherited blood disease that can cause a lot of problems, the biggest of which is bone marrow failure.

01/07/2014

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Vikings Fans Split On Frazier’s Firing

For Vikings fans, head coach Leslie Frazier’s firing was not a big surprise. Most seemed to agree on at least one thing – change was inevitable.

12/30/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 15: Head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings watches from the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 15, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Vikings Fire Head Coach Leslie Frazier

The Minnesota Vikings announced that Leslie Frazier will not return as head coach for the much-beleaguered football team next season.

12/30/2013

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Frazier Focused On Vikings Winning Last Game

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is trying to concentrate on winning the last game of the season, not the status of his job.

12/23/2013

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Kill To Remain In Booth Against Wisconsin

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is sticking with what works. Kill says he will remain in the coaching booth for the Golden Gophers’ game against No. 16 Wisconsin on Saturday.

11/19/2013

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