Last month, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier received a public vote of confidence. Now, he reportedly has been informed privately that he’ll be back in 2012.
Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Frazier has been told he’ll return next season, despite a 5-14 record as the team’s head coach.
Currently, the 2-11 Vikings are closing in on the worst record in franchise history. With three more losses in games against the Saints, Redskins, and Bears, the Vikings will finish 2-14, a game worse than their 3-13 record from 1984.
The Vikings continue to face a stadium situation, with a Minnesota public that remains leery of devoting taxpayer money to the construction of a new building. The lease expires after the Week 17 game against Chicago, and a two-win season could be enough to prompt the locals to offer to help the team pack for the potential move.