Jim Harbaugh Out; Vikings Targeting Kevin O’Connell as Head Coach

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After 48 hours of thinking that Jim Harbaugh would be the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Adam Schefter (ESPN) reports tonight that he’s out of the race. Harbaugh spent the entire day at TCO Performance Center and many thought the job was all but his. Apparently not.

We do not know what caused the irreversible divide between Jim and top Vikings decision-makers during his interview today but you can read more about what he was up against heading HERE. All we know for sure is that Jim Harbaugh will NOT be the next Vikings head coach.

Vikings to Hire O’Connell

Once Harbaugh was out, the Vikings were down to three finalists. Left standing were Rams offensive coordinator – Kevin O’Connell, Rams defensive coordinator – Raheem Morris and Giants defensive coordinator – Patrick Graham.

That didn’t last long, however. According to Tom Pelissero (NFL Network), Kevin O’Connell will be the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. You can read more about him HERE.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan