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Reports: Shurmur to interview with Vikings

Former NFL head coach, offensive coordinator and position coach Pat Shurmur is set to interview for a position with the Vikings, according to reports.

The Minnesota Vikings have set up an interview with former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, according to NFL.com. ESPN reports that interview will take place on Friday.

The Vikings currently have only coaching vacancy, one that was created on Wednesday when former Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson accepted the position of running-game coordinator with the Cleveland Browns, who hired Hue Jackson as their head coach.

Shurmur also has interest from the Los Angeles Rams for the potential to be their passing-game coordinator, as well as interest from two other teams, according to NFL.com.

Shurmur was the offensive coordinator for the Eagles from 2013-15 and was their interim head coach for one game after Chip Kelly was fired late in the 2015 season. Prior to that, Shurmur was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 2011-12 and the offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams from 2009-10. For 10 years before that, he held various position coaching jobs with the Eagles, including tight ends, offensive line and quarterbacks.

Shurmur has a 10-23 record as a head coach, but his offense with the Philadelphia Eagles set franchise records for points (442), yards (6,676), touchdowns (53), passing yards (4,406) and fewest turnovers (19) in 2013. In his first year as coordinator of the Eagles, they ranked first in rushing offense, ninth in passing offense and second in total offense overall.

Last year, the Eagles offense ranked 12th in yards.


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