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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

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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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Gophers Vs. Northwestern: Tracy Claeys’ Chance To Lead U

The Gopher football team takes on Northwestern on Saturday searching for Minnesota’s first Big Ten win. It will most likely be defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys’ first time as acting head coach in Jerry Kill’s absence, as the head coach is in the midst of an indefinite leave to manage his epilepsy.

10/15/2013

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Twins Sign Gardenhire To 2-Year Extension

Ron Gardenhire isn’t going anywhere. The Minnesota Twins announced officially on Monday they’ve signed manager Ron Gardenhire to a two-year contract extension.

09/30/2013

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After Vikings’ Loss, Frazier’s Message Clear: ‘We Gotta Do Better’

There wasn’t much to feel good about after the Vikings’ season-opening loss at Detroit Sunday and Leslie Frazier’s message today couldn’t have been clearer.

09/10/2013

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Frazier: DT Williams ‘Fortunate’ He Didn’t Suffer Ligament Injury

Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier says defensive tackle Kevin Williams is fortunate that there was no injury to any of his ligaments after a hard hit to his right knee in Sunday’s game.

08/26/2013

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Spotlight On Christian Ponder As Vikes’ Camp Closes

As training camp closes down for the Minnesota Vikings, the team has once again bought into the abilities of their third-year quarterback Christian Ponder. So, the team is his to command – for now.

08/14/2013

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Texas Tech, Tubby Smith Agree On Deal

Tubby Smith is headed to Texas Tech to try to turn around another wayward program. Smith agreed to terms Monday with Texas Tech to be its next coach, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. Athletic department spokesman Blayne Beal said there was no agreement in place.

04/01/2013

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