Skip to main content

The night before the news: Former bosses endorse Zimmer

  • Author:
  • Updated:

With Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer headed to the Twin Cities Tuesday for his second interview with the Vikings, plenty of reports are out there regarding the viability of Zimmer as a coach and where Minnesota is in the search.

One tidbit says the Purple are winding down the hunt for their new head man, with another saying Zimmer may not leave town without securing the job.

Those that have been alongside Zimmer in the past threw their support behind the longtime defensive coordinator Monday, with former bosses Mike Price and Barry Switzer seeming to agree that they are clueless as to why Zimmer hasn't been snatched up by a NFL team yet.

Said Price, who was Zimmer's boss when he was the defensive coordinator at Washington State: "I can't believe he's still available. "I thought he would have been a head coach a long time ago. Maybe it's because he's honest and blunt and tells the truth. He's real. He's not a phony. He's very well respected in the profession, and he's really a players' coach."

Many have jumped on the report that Zimmer is the favorite to land the job, and there will surely be more reports coming as the interview nears tomorrow.

For now, what we know is that he will be in town and is the only candidate to interview more than once.

We're pretty sure we can conclude, without talking to anyone about the job, that those two facts make him the favorite.

In other coaching news, Ken Whisenhunt spurned the Lions today, as he agreed to become the new head coach of the Titans. Minnesota was never involved in conversations to acquire Whisenhunt.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-01-17 at 9.39.38 PM

Jordan Greenway runs into Darcy Kuemper, sparks fight

Kuemper got knocked out of the game, leading to the brawl.

Kirill Kaprizov

MacKinnon's controversial goal helps Avalanche top Wild

Kirill Kaprizov's two goals were spoiled by a questionable call.

powell itasca jail jan 2022 resize

Attorney accused of sex assault misses hearing, DMs judge

He was arrested the next day after a warrant was issued,

lorie shaull vulcan snow park st paul winter carnival 2018

Winter Carnival: Get vaccinated or test negative before coming

Organizers are also reminding people to be mindful of the city's emergency regulations.

hospital, emergency room

Driver, 15 years old, hurt when car collides with SUV

The road was wet at the time, the State Patrol said.

Tyler Wahl

Minnesotans have the Badgers back in the national spotlight

Three of Wisconsin's four leading scorers are from Minnesota.

Francisco Liriano

Liriano retires: Remembering his meteoric rise as a rookie

There was no one better than Liriano from mid-May to late-July in 2006.