As disappointing as the 2010 season was for the Vikings, January 3 of 2011 represents an even brighter moment for the franchise’s future. Leslie Frazier was named head coach and he’ll look to guide the Vikings back to success.
The announcement came around 2:00 p.m. today and was followed by a 4:15 p.m. press conference that saw Zygi Wilf introduce Frazier as head coach. In introducing Frazier, Mr. Wilf mentioned that the Vikings new head coach is a natural leader and possesses the qualities necessary to be a successful head coach in the NFL.
Frazier then spoke with reporters and projected his excitement and ambition for his new job. Frazier said being an NFL head coach is a dream come true and he said the Vikings represented the perfect situation for him. This is significant because Frazier has been a candidate for several other head coaching jobs in recent seasons, so he’s seen the gamut of situations. He thinks the situation in Minnesota is one in which he can be successful.
Following the press conference, both Frazier and Mark Wilf stepped into Sports Authority Studios for chats. We’ll have those posted on vikings.com for you tomorrow. Frazier also spent time with Twin Cities media outlets and both Zygi and Mark Wilf met with a small group of reporters.
That basically caps what’s been an exciting day at Winter Park. Be sure to check out vikings.com and now and tomorrow to watch Monday’s press conference in on-demand format as well as those interviews with Frazier and Mark Wilf. Tomorrow we’ll have more coverage and reaction of Frazier being named head coach as well as our normal postseason coverage.
For now, goodnight from Winter Park.
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