We have another name in the derby to become the next Offensive Coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.
Close, personal friend of The Daily Norseman™ Tom Pelissero has also reported. . .and I missed this with the Sean Ryan report from earlier. . .that the Vikings will be interviewing Dan Campbell for the job on Tuesday. Campbell is currently the tight ends coach for the New Orleans Saints.
Campbell was an active player in the NFL as recently as 2009, and has been in the coaching ranks since 2010. After a coaching internship in 2010 with the Miami Dolphins, he became Miami’s tight ends coach starting in 2011. He held that job until 2015, when he served as the Dolphins’ interim head coach for 12 games following their firing of Joe Philbin. The Dolphins went 5-7 with Campbell as their head coach (after a 1-3 start under Philbin). He then moved on to New Orleans, where he has been the tight ends coach.
Despite numerous rumors, we have not been able to confirm whether or not Campbell was the inspiration for the “PC Principal” character from South Park.
So, that makes four official names (and a couple of rumored one) that will be interviewing for the Vikings’ Offensive Coordinator job. As soon as we hear any more information, we will pass it along to you.