In a CBS Sports report Thursday, it was stated that Bevell will be one of the hot head coaching prospects, which shouldn't come as a huge surprise to anyone. The past successes of the Vikings offense have led to the hiring away of offensive coordinators like Brian Billick, who coached the Ravens to their only Super Bowl title, and Scott Linehan, who left the Vikings to join Miami and, a year later, become the head coach in St. Louis.
"I would say it's definitely a goal. I'm always trying to improve myself and help myself to get better," Bevell said Thursday. "I work very hard at what I do. That's definitely a goal, but obviously my goal here is to do this job the best I can and I think that will take care of itself."
There is no telling how popular Bevell might be on the candidate list. The Vikings in the Brad Childress era have already lost defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin to the Steelers and have dodged the head coaching bullet by not losing current defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who has been a finalist for at least a couple of head coaching vacancies.
If the Vikings continue to win as they have done, with interest apparently growing in Bevell, they might face the challenge of losing one or both coordinators this offseason – just another sign that the franchise is successful.
Either way, Bevell said he focused on continuing to win with the Vikings.
"Honestly, for myself, the one thing that I think goes back a long ways is that I just worry about the job that I have, because I feel like if I do a good job of what I'm doing and we have success, then all of that stuff will take care of itself," he said. "So right now I am just doing the best that I can here and that is what I'm going to do."