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LaCanfora: Vikings expected to choose new OC early this week

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Four names still on the list

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We’re all waiting to see who the Minnesota Vikings will hire to be their new Offensive Coordinator with the departure of Pat Shurmur to the New York Giants. According to one source, our wait shouldn’t last too much longer.

According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, the Vikings expect to decide who their new OC is going to be sometime early this week.

To this point, four people have been named as getting interviews with the team for the position:

  • Former Seahawks’ and Vikings’ OC Darrell Bevell
  • Vikings’ QB coach Kevin Stefanski
  • Texans’ QB coach Sean Ryan
  • Saints TE coach Dan Campbell

Ryan and Campbell are set to interview Monday and Tuesday, respectively, while Bevell and Stefanski were to be interviewed over the course of this weekend. There were rumors that the Vikings also wanted to interview former Chargers’ head coach Mike McCoy, but he has decided to go to Arizona to work for their new head coach, Steve Wilks. There were also rumors that the team was going to interview former Giants’ head coach Ben McAdoo, but that (thankfully) never materialized.

There hasn’t been any word yet on whether any of those gentlemen has the inside track for the job or anything. I still think that Stefanski would be my preference, given that he already has relationships with all three quarterbacks on the roster. Considering that’s going to be the biggest decision of the offseason for the purple, it would be nice to have someone in place that already has a head start in that department.

Hopefully, within the next few days, we’ll have an idea of which direction the Vikings’ offense is going in for next season. Other than “upwards,” obviously.