Vikings Announce Coaching Staff Moves

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 4, 2013 – 10:28 am

Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier has made two adjustments to his coaching staff – one is a position switch and the other is an addition.

The switch will be made by Ryan Ficken, who joined the Vikings staff in 2007 and was previously the assistant wide receivers coach. Ficken will now be the assistant special teams coordinator, replacing Chris White. Earlier in the offseason, White left the Vikings to accept a position at the University of Iowa.

The addition is Jeff Howard, who replaces Cam Turner as the Vikings Assstant to the Head Coach. Cameron Turner previously held the position but left this offseason to join his father’s staff at Florida International University. Howard spent 2011-12 at Texas Tech as a graduate assistant, where he was the safeties coach and the defensive recruiting coordinator.

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18 Responses to “Vikings Announce Coaching Staff Moves”

  1. By Purple P on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply


  2. By Vikings1 on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Who the heck are thes guys, never heard of them before!

  3. By Parody on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    So now who becomes the new assistant WR coach….or will we not have one now? Given that current state of the WRs, I think it will be a vital position to have numerous good coaches for in order to get the passing game on track.

  4. By vike queen on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    how about getting #ChrisCarter#80 as the WR coach?

  5. By Carl K on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Cameron Turner is an offensive minded assistant coach. Why did we replace him with a defensive minded coach??????? We already have Frazier who is a defensive minded coach!!!!!!!



  6. By Vike Nasty on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    I like how we picked up an ex defensive recruiting coordinator before the draft. We need to draft well again this year.

    P.S. when are they going to resign J. Sanford only reason I would let him walk is if he wanted a chance to start permanently somewhere. He is a very inspirational player who plays with heart and compasion for the game. I would hate to see him go.

  7. By Vike Nasty on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to see CC as receivers coach but I dont see him staying in his lain I can see him chewing out everyone for mistakes haha.

  8. By Parody on Mar 4, 2013 | Reply

    Those boys could benefit from a little motivational bútt chewing. Someone needs to straighten them out. But I doubt it’ll be CC. I think he likes his spot behind the desk critiqueing all the other teams too much.

  9. By peever on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    players are next…starting with micheal jenkins

  10. By Vikings1 on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    @By peever on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    players are next…starting with micheal jenkins
    Jenkins is gone, got cut today!

  11. By old vike fan on Mar 5, 2013 | Reply

    webb will be next

  12. By steven verdugo on Mar 6, 2013 | Reply

    we need a reciver and a definsive tackle

  13. By steven verdugo on Mar 6, 2013 | Reply

    we need reciver

  14. By Brett Favre on Mar 6, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin will be traded soon. Vikings please do what it takes get Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr from the Cardinals! Please!

  15. By danny zehnder on Mar 7, 2013 | Reply

    This is what i think the vikings should do on Free agent signing and the draft

    woodson CB 3 year 4-5mill per year
    landry S 3 year 4-6mill per year
    jammer CB-SS 3 year 3-5 mill per year
    gibbson WR 2 years 3-5 mill per year


    redo contract
    allen to a 4 year 8-10mill contract with perks
    Kwill 2-3 year 7.5mil contract or let him go
    witch will give MUCH more cap room if it gets done…


    get a good DT to takeover or back up Big will
    and grab justin hunter WR
    and for the other 7-8 draft picks try and grab a diamonds in the late rounds or just pick fill ins..

    money might be a little off for new free agents coming in but with redoing some contracts and maybe letting go of Kwill you would still have enough cap to put more on the table for others.. i think with doing this you would be able to put enough talent on the Defense and put people around ponder to see if he is the real deal or not and make a big run to the playoffs….

    What do you think?

  16. By Thomas Langlie on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Why not put Webb where he was originally great. WO only now with the ability to back up the QB? Keep him in the game and ready to go, in game shape so he can show the athlete he is.

  17. By Parkway on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

  18. By Dave Carey on Sep 15, 2013 | Reply

    So very sad 2 weeks in a row.. Ponder needs to take a seat. Leslie Frazier the most lifeless, uninspiring coach in all of football…. Dear Wilf brothers, Please call Jon Gruden and pay him what he needs…. He will change the Vikings and the state of Minnesota into a real football team. Ponder just cannot do the job, he sure is good at staring at one receiver though… Hurt every week, get pumped up and be completely disappointed in the end… Ponder the interception king…

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