Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has confirmed a report by ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the Minnesota Vikings will hire former Atlanta Falcons' quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave to be their new offensive coordinator.
Musgrave was a fourth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 1991 NFL Draft out of the University of Oregon. He never played for the Cowboys, but spent four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and two seasons with the Denver Broncos before his playing days concluded in the 1997 pre-season with his release from Denver.
Immediately after that, he became the quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders. In 1998, he moved on to the Philadelphia Eagles in the same capacity, and actually wound up calling plays towards the end of that season rather than Philadelphia's offensive coordinator. He then moved on to the Carolina Panthers to be their quarterbacks coach in 1999, and was promoted to the offensive coordinator's role with the Panthers in 2000.
Musgrave left the Panthers to go with coach Al Groh to the University of Virginia as their offensive coordinator in 2001, helping Matt Schaub to basically rewrite the Cavaliers' record books as far as passing statistics are concerned. In 2003, he left to become the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars, a position he was released from after the 2004 season. He was the Washington Redskins' quarterback coach in 2005, and has been the quarterback coach for the Atlanta Falcons from 2006 until today, when he joined the Minnesota Vikings.
We'll try to get more feedback on Coach Musgrave as it becomes available to us. In the meantime, it looks like we have our new offensive coordinator, ladies and gentlemen. You can check out a biography of Musgrave at the Atlanta Falcons official site. . .well, until they take it down because he's not part of their staff any more.