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Report: Minnesota Vikings To Interview Todd Bowles Next Week

Rich Schultz

One more story before the ball drops for New Year's? Sure, why not.

This has just come over the Twitter.

Bowles has been a defensive coordinator at two different places. The first time was with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, when he was promoted to the position after the Eagles relieved Juan Castillo of his duties. He then moved on to the Cardinals' defensive coordinator position.

Bowles also has a bit of head coaching experience as well. When the Miami Dolphins fired Tony Sparano in 2011, it was Bowles that was moved from his spot as the team's secondary coach to take the head coaching spot on the sideline. He coached the final three games of the 2011 season for the Dolphins, putting together a 2-1 record in those three games. His debut saw the Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills, 30-23. They followed that up with a tough 27-24 loss to the New England Patriots before defeating the New York Jets 19-17 to end the season.

Under Bowles in 2013, the Cardinals had one of the tougher defenses in the NFL. They were seventh in points allowed (20.2 points/game) and sixth in yardage allowed (317.4 yards/game), while giving up and NFL-low 84.4 yards/game on the ground.

There has not been a specific date given for the interview with Bowles yet, just "next week." Since the Cardinals didn't make the post-season, there is no restriction on when the team can interview him.