The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Leslie Frazier has been relieved of his duties as head coach.
The Vikings have announced that Leslie Frazier will not return in 2014 as Head Coach.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 30, 2013
“Unfortunately, we did not achieve consistent success and did not achieve the progress we expected,” GM Rick Spielman said. “We believe a coaching change is needed to help build a successful team moving forward.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Broncos DC Jack Del Rio and OC Adam Gase are both candidates for the Vikings’ job.
Vikings have reportedly also reached out to Penn State HC Bill O’Brien and offenseive coordinators Jay Gruden and Darrell Bevell have also been mentioned as speculative options as well.
Frazier’s record as the Vikings head coach consists of 21 losses, 32 wins and a tie (.396). Minnesota made the playoffs as a wildcard in 2012, but were forced to start Joe Webb at quarterback and subsequently lost to Green Bay.