Singletary has confirmed that he will join the Vikings as a linebackers coach/assistant head coach. He was interviewed Tuesday on ESPN-Chicago Radio and said he would be joining the Vikings, although no team confirmation has arrived yet.
The Vikings also replaced special teams coordinator Brian Murphy Tuesday by hiring Mike Priefer, who held the same position with the Denver Broncos.
Falcons quarterbacks coach/assistant head coach Bill Musgrave is expected to be interviewed today for what appears now to be a pre-destined search for a new offensive coordinator. On Jan. 7, Josh McDaniels came in for an interview, which was rendered moot Tuesday (see below). With the Falcons eliminated from the playoffs, Musgrave might be a sign that the Vikings may be looking to draft a quarterback. Musgrave was credited with the transition of Matt Ryan from a college QB to an elite NFL quarterback.
What does this all mean for Darrell Bevell, the current offensive coordinator? It may be time to start collecting boxes, because, while nothing has been said publicly, the signs are on the wall that the team is going in a new direction in the Frazier Administration.
The Vikings are also expected to announce the hiring of special teams coordinator Mike Priefer sometime this week, before the coaching staff heads to Mobile, Ala. to evaluate incoming talent at the Senior Bowl.
John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.
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