Leslie Frazier Tells Bevell and Murphy “Don’t Wait For Me”
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is still determining who will help lead his 2011 Minnesota Vikings. Those plans may or may not include holdovers from the Brad Childress era, but it’s becoming more apparent that Frazier is leaning towards bringing in some fresh faces.
Tom Pelissero of ESPN1500 – Twin Cities reports that Frazier told offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and special teams coordinator Brian Murphy that they are free to look for other jobs as their future in Minnesota is decided.
“We’re trying to get some things done,” said Frazier. “We’ll make some decisions here real soon.”
Although Frazier’s comments were somewhat cryptic, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk interpreted the statements as meaning that Frazier “will soon be hiring a new offensive coordinator, and a new special-teams coordinator.”
The Vikings interviewed former Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels last week but there has been no word from either camp on a decision. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King contends that “Frazier would really like to hire” McDaniels, but nothing is imminent.