Updated:
Original:

Purple coach search: Roman interview coming Saturday?

Author:

Plenty of news in the last few days on the Vikings head coach search, the last bit of which sounds as if it will wrap up the initial portion of interviews for the vacant spot.

According to multiple sources, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who helped lead San Francisco to a Super Bowl appearance last year and 11th-highest scoring offense in the league this season, is likely the only other person Minnesota is hoping to interview before narrowing their list of candidates.

NFL.com tells us that the interview could happen Saturday, with Minnesota brass in Charlotte prior to Carolina hosting the 49ers Sunday.

If the interview does not happen tomorrow, it would have to wait until San Francisco's season is over, as NFL rules dictate teams seeking coaches have until Sunday to interview candidates whose teams participated in the wild-card playoff round. San Francisco did that last week, beating Green Bay.

Reports yesterday said Minnesota has narrowed their list of candidates to Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and an unknown third candidate.

The Vikings are trying to have a decision on their next coach by Jan. 25.

Next Up

Dak Prescott

Report: Dak Prescott will be 'ready to go' for matchup with Vikings

The Dallas quarterback is expected to be available for next Sunday's showdown.

Eddie Rosario

Where Eddie Rosario's championship series heroics rank since 2000

The former Twin put together an all-timer to help the Braves reach the World Series.

plane, Piper PA-32

2 dead after plane crashes near residence in rural Wisconsin

The aircraft also struck the house during the crash.

Screen Shot 2021-10-23 at 9.38.43 PM

1 dead after van crashes and lands on Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center

Northbound Highway 100 was shut down following the crash Saturday night.

Jess Peterson

Woman killed in crash ID'd as 'bad ass biker chick' with 'giving spirit'

The 30-year-old died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 19.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.

Related