Former Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers was fired in January as part of the coaching makeover by Leslie Frazier. It would seem his exit from coaching didn't last long, as he is expected to be announced today as the new offensive coordinator for Boston College.
Vikings quarterback Kevin Rogers didn't have to wait too long for his coaching career to get a jump start. He is expected to be named offensive coordinator at Boston College today, according to reports in The Boston Globe
Rogers, who was relieved of his duties under new head coach Leslie Frazier following the 2010 season, spent the last five seasons with the Vikings after being hired by Brad Childress when he took over in 2006.
Rogers had a wealth of previous college coaching experience, including stops at Ohio State (1977-78), William & Mary (1980-82), Navy (1983-90), Syracuse (1991-98), Notre Dame (1999-2001) and Virginia Tech (2002-05).
Rogers will return to the position of offensive coordinator, a post he held with both Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, replacing Gary Tranquill as the O.C. at B.C. Tranquill resigned after two years on the B.C. staff.
While Rogers didn't fit into the plans Frazier has for the team's offense, he will be back in his comfort zone in the college game and returning back east where he enjoyed some of his biggest successes as a coach.
Another former Vikings coach may be on the move as well. Mike Tice, currently the offensive line coach of the Bears, is rumored to be on the top of the wish list for new Titans head coach Mike Munchak to become Tennessee's next offensive coordinator. It is unclear whether the Bears will give Tice permission to speak with the Titans – he is currently under contract with Chicago. The Titans offensive coordinator position came open last week when the team fired O.C. Mike Heimerdinger. Since being fired as Vikings head coach in 2005, Tice served as offensive line coach in both Jacksonville and Chicago.
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