Leslie Frazier

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Resilient Vikings Enjoy Consecutive Rallies

Mike Zimmer has brought a demanding style to the Minnesota Vikings.

The past two weeks, they’ve played with more of his personality. Even the hard-driving head coach let on some satisfaction.

11/03/2014

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

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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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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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1-17-14 Sid Hartman Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to Sid’s reaction to the Gophers knocking off #11 Ohio State at the Barn!

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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1-9-14 Sid Hartman Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Washington has hired Jay Gruden as their head coach….where do the Vikings go from here? Listen to Sid by clicking the link.

01/09/2014

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Vikings Retain Counsel To Look Into Kluwe’s Allegations

The Minnesota Vikings have retained a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a former federal trial attorney to conduct an investigation into Chris Kluwe’s allegations that he was released from the team due to his support of gay marriage.

01/03/2014

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1-3-14 Sid Hartman Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee!

Click the link to listen to Sid recap last night’s Gopher loss to Michigan.

01/03/2014

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1-3-14 Mike Max Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Learn what Chris Kluwe told Mike Max last night on WCCO. Click the link to hear the podcast.

01/03/2014

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Fmr. Viking Kluwe: ‘I Was Fired By Mike Priefer, A Bigot’

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said he was cut from the team due to his public support for gay marriage, calling special teams coach Mike Priefer a “bigot” and general manager Rick Spielman and former head coach Leslie Frazier “cowards,” according to his tell-all Deadline article Thursday.

01/02/2014

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1-2-14 Sid Hartman Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Leslie Frazier has his bags packed for a new job…..Find out where by CLICKING THE LINK and listening back….

01/02/2014

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AP Sources: Could Frazier Be Headed To Tampa?

Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith is set to take on the challenge of rebuilding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One of the people also said that former Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will be the Bucs’ defensive coordinator.

01/01/2014

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Vikings GM Throws Coach Search Wide Open

The Minnesota Vikings are conducting their first head coach search in eight years, and this will be an exhaustive project. That’s the way general manager Rick Spielman works. Spielman has an old scout inside fueling his meticulous style of player evaluation and draft preparation, and he has dived into his pursuit of Frazier’s replacement the same way.

12/31/2013

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Minnesota Vikings Disappoint In 2013

The Minnesota Vikings had higher expectations than the 5-10-1 record the team finished with in the 2013 season. The Vikings pass defense was abysmal in 2013 with five game-tying or game-winning scores in the final minute of the game. The team used three starting quarterbacks, including Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel for small stretches twice. The team fired head coach Leslie Frazier very early Monday morning.

12/31/2013

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‘Viking World Order’ Keep The Faith

The Vikings wrap up the season with a less-than-stellar outcome. Their 5-10-1 record cost coach Leslie Frazier his job. It’s the type of showing that makes many Minnesotans lose faith in the purple and gold. But there’s one group of fans out there who pledge lifelong loyalty to the team. They call themselves the “Viking World Order.”

12/30/2013

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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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12-30 LESLIE FRAZIER FIRED! Sid Hartman Reacts On The Morning News With Dave Lee

How does the “Dean Of Minnesota Sports” feel about today’s news? Click the link to listen!

12/30/2013

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12-30 LESLIE FRAZIER FIRED! Fans React On The Morning News With Dave Lee

What do the fans think of today’s news? Click the link to listen!

12/30/2013

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12-30 LESLIE FRAZIER FIRED! Mike Max On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear Mike Max speculate on possible candidates to replace the classy Leslie Frazier.

12/30/2013

Adrian Peterson Presser

Adrian Peterson Doubtful For Sunday’s Final Regular-Season Game

Adrian Peterson has tried to play through a sprained foot and a lingering groin injury, but he is doubtful to play in Sunday’s final regular-season game at home against the Detroit Lions. Peterson is third in the league in rushing with 1,266 yards. He practiced on a limited basis this week for the Minnesota Vikings (4-10-1), who on Sunday play the final game in the Metrodome’s history.

12/27/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 08: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings is taken off the field after being injured during the second quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson Hopes To Play In The Vikings Finale At Mall Of America Field

Reigning MVP Adrian Peterson expects to play in the final game ever at Mall of America Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The running back played in the Minnesota Vikings loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but lasted just one offensive play into the second half. His backup, Toby Gerhart, is unlikely to play and cornerback Xavier Rhodes could return after missing two weeks. The Vikings had four players list as non-participants, seven as limited participants and four as full participants in Thursday’s practice.

12/27/2013

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 HC Frazier Is Not Going To Let His Job Status Affect The Team

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier talked with to the team about his job status Tuesday morning. He believes that could have been reason the team lost focus in last week’s blow out loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings will have a ceremony to say goodbye to Mall of America Field.

12/25/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions tries to outrun the tackle of Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter at Ford Field on September 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 34-24. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Facing The Detroit Lions In Mall Of America Finale

The Minnesota Vikings play the Detroit Lions Sunday in the last game ever in Mall of America Field. The Lions have a dynamic passing offense. They boast stout front-seven on their defense. Running back Reggie Bush and defensive tackle Nick Fairley are a pair of players to watch for the Lions.

12/24/2013

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