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Vikings add two more to coaching staff

And one has a familiar name

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Apparently, the Minnesota Vikings weren’t quite done adding people to their coaching staff for 2019, as they’ve added two more coaches. Both of them will serve as offensive quality control coaches.

One is Christian Jones, who will spend his first season as an NFL coach this year. Jones played college ball at Northwestern as a wide receiver, and coached there as an offensive intern in 2017. In 2018, he served as a graduate assistant at the University of Texas.

The other is A.C. Patterson, who played briefly at Texas-El Paso before injuries shortened his career. He was a student assistant at UTEP in 2013 and coached some high school ball in 2014 before moving on to Portland State University, where he’s spent the past four seasons as a coach, handling various positions on the offensive side of the ball and also serving as the recruiting coordinator in 2018. He’s the son of Vikings’ defensive line coach Andre Patterson.

Sure, they’re not necessarily flashy hires or anything like that, but every young coach needs to get their start somewhere, and it’s cool to see a couple of them getting their start with the purple.