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The Vikings new defensive coordinator Alan Williams said next year's Vikings will become champions by doing "ordinary things better than anyone else." He also said the main thing that drew him to Minnesota was the opportunity work again with Leslie Frazier.
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The Vikings new defensive coordinator Alan Williams said next year's Vikings will become champions by doing "ordinary things better than anyone else." He also said the main thing that drew him to Minnesota was the opportunity work again with Leslie Frazier.

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