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Published January 15, 2014, 06:55 PM

Mike Zimmer will be named 9th head coach in Viking History

Minneapolis, MN (WDAY TV) - Mike Zimmer spent yesterday selling his vision to the Vikings brass and they must have liked what they heard as he'll be named the 9th head coach in Vikings history.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Minneapolis, MN (WDAY TV) - Mike Zimmer spent yesterday selling his vision to the Vikings brass and they must have liked what they heard as he'll be named the 9th head coach in Vikings history.

Zimmer comes from Cincinnati where he spent the past 6 seasons.

The biggest detractor for some is that Zimmer has never been a head coach at any level, but he has turned around defenses, something the Vikes need in a bad way.

“I think it's a great hirer, I think he's a guy that coaches with a lot of passion and enthusiasm which is definitely going to be a change of pace for our organization. You can tell he's an intense guy. It's going to be a transition and the guys you hear from always say good things about him.”

Some background on Zimmer, he's been a good defensive coordinator with three different teams, Dallas, Atlanta and the Bengals, look at the Bengals total rank in defense last three years, 7th, 6th and up to 3rd this past season; compare that to the Vikings who came in at 31 out of 32 in 2013

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