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Another Name Emerges In The Vikings' Defensive Coordinator Search

Another day, and another new name in the Vikings' never-ending search for a new defensive coordinator.

The Vikings requested permission to interview Colts DB Coach Alan Williams for their DC position. Should take place in morning #insideslant
Jan 16 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply

Williams has been an assistant in Indianapolis for the past ten seasons, where he has coached the defensive backs. Leslie Frazier was part of that same staff in 2005 and 2006, when he also helped to coach the defensive backs for Tony Dungy's team. The two of them also worked under Dungy in Tampa Bay in 2001.

Williams is a proponent of the Tampa-2 scheme that Leslie Frazier (apparently) wants to stick with. As I've said with every other candidate that seems to have that as a part of their job description, take that for what you will.

This also seems to be a sign that the Vikings are going to attempt to interview roughly everyone in the Western Hemisphere with NFL coaching experience before promoting Mike Singletary to the defensive coordinator spot. Seriously, if they were planning on making the move on Singletary, you would think that they would have already made it.

But, the search continues.