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Vikings set to offer defensive coordinator job to Alan Williams

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Alan Williams appears to be the next defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Vikings are expected to offer the defensive coordinator position to Williams, who was previously the Colts’ defensive backs coach.

Presumably, Williams will accept the offer, as it’s a step up in job title — and until the Colts have a head coach, there’s no way of knowing whether he’d have a job in Indianapolis at all even if he wants to stay.

Williams has worked for the Colts for 10 years, including two years alongside Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier.

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25 Responses to “Vikings set to offer defensive coordinator job to Alan Williams”
  1. cusoman says: Jan 18, 2012 2:47 PM

    One can only hope he turns it down.

    Give the guy with the 2011 DB corps with the least passes defended and least interceptions (tied with MN) the D-coord position… only in Minnesota.

    I can’t WAIT until the Childress contract runs out soon, because it gives a sporting chance to get rid of the clown car of buddies Frazier keeps unloading around here.

  2. purplefaithful says: Jan 18, 2012 2:47 PM

    Can’t we just fire frazier now? Do we really need one more year of ineptitude? Beat the rush, fire the bum.

  3. manureman says: Jan 18, 2012 2:49 PM

    Hope you got it right coach, your job does depend on it.

  4. matthewcarlson1 says: Jan 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    Why? There are tons of candidates out there but they are going for the guy who coached on one of the two teams that were worse this year? I gotta say that even for the Vikings this makes no sense.

  5. ammarradhi says: Jan 18, 2012 2:56 PM

    A defensive backs Head coach, and now a defensive backs Defensive Coordinator, so If Vikings secondary is still terrible who is to blame?

  6. vikesorgtfo says: Jan 18, 2012 2:57 PM

    Although the Vikes currently have a lot of weak spots on the team, none is greater than the secondary. I think getting a secondary-orientated defensive coordinator was a good choice.

  7. tjacks7 says: Jan 18, 2012 3:08 PM

    Also just saw on ESPN he has his old read option QB from his Pop Warner team in 4th grade coming in to teach Ponder and Webb a few tricks of the trade.

  8. briannasdad says: Jan 18, 2012 3:10 PM

    Can we please eliminate Leslie Frazier from the head coaching position before he sets the Vikings organization back further than he already has!?!

    Scratch that…..I hear Leslie is a really nice guy, so who cares if he is completely over-matched in all other ways in regards to being a head coach……

  9. pimpbot3000 says: Jan 18, 2012 3:11 PM

    What do we have against hiring a ‘name’? Seriously folks. No one wants to come to a 3-13 team but I would have to think in the back of their head they’d be thinking, “Well, maybe by this time next year I’ll have been the interim head coach and be a shoo-in to take over.”

  10. purplepete24 says: Jan 18, 2012 3:44 PM

    There was a time when the Vikings hired a DB coach to serv as their D-Cordinator. I don’t think anybody has an argument of what Mike Tomlin did in his one year with the Vikings. This guy held his job with the Colts for 10 years. A Colts team that had mutiple double win seasons and 2 trips to the Super Bowl. How many jobs have the “Name” guys had in 10 years. I will give this guy a chance.

  11. contra74 says: Jan 18, 2012 3:46 PM

    Im all for giving this guy a chance. Too many armchair GMs hit these threads with their opinions on coach hires or draft picks.

  12. fargovikesfan says: Jan 18, 2012 3:49 PM

    Why the hell didn’t we bring Spagnulo in for an interview? Better be right on this guy Leslie…

  13. barroomhero80 says: Jan 18, 2012 3:49 PM

    Frazier needs to be replaced along with most if ot all coordinators….

  14. valhallarising says: Jan 18, 2012 3:54 PM

    I’m not sure it’s fair to judge any defensive coordinator completely that is forced to put our lackluster secondary on the field. I’m not overjoyed by the hire but I honestly know nothing about him but until we add some actual talent to our defensive backs, I’m not sure there are many coaches out there who could win with Griffen, Allen, Abdullah, and (insert horrible safety here) starting.

  15. thejuddstir says: Jan 18, 2012 3:55 PM

    Looks like a real committment by the Vikings to try and improve. This signing shouldn’t be news, it should be in the comic section. How are the Wilf’s going to convince the Mn taxpayers to foot the bill for a new stadium when they have decided to suck in their a=holes and get by with no name coaches. Wilfs have suddenly become the new Red McCombs.

  16. budgrant says: Jan 18, 2012 4:18 PM

    Frazier won’t interview any real names because noone wants to use that gay cover 2 scheme anymore except frazier and his buddies.

  17. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jan 18, 2012 4:19 PM

    Face it, Spagnuolo has his choice of where he wants to go and he isn’t going to come to a team lacking in talent and with a head coach on thin ice. You take who you can get, and Frazier has a much better idea of how good this guy is than we do. You can’t judge him by this season alone. The Colts have had five top 10 finishes in scoring defense since 2002, and Williams was there that whole time. What they really need is an upgrade in talent.

  18. wtfru2 says: Jan 18, 2012 4:24 PM

    Lets see, a 3 and 13 team hiring someone from a 1 and 15 team and looking at it as an improvement just doesn’t make much sense to me?

  19. dumplingsrbrown says: Jan 18, 2012 4:38 PM

    What do you all expect? Leslie is not going to hire a guy that walks in as the next potential interim coach. If they can promote within, that opens the door for him to be ousted partway through next season’s miserable outcome.

  20. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Jan 18, 2012 5:05 PM

    Basing a coach’s or assistant’s results without thinking of the talent that the GM laid out for them is a little brash.

    Look at McCarthy getting the Green Bay HC gig after being the OC in San Fran…which had a pathetic offense with Alex Smith and those components at the time. Can’t judge a book by the cover…and this is coming from a Green Bay fan…he may surprise alot of people.

  21. packerman1968 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:55 PM

    This is all part of the Dungy chain, do not be surprised if Cladwell ends up there in a few days.

    Has nothing to do with the ability to coach.

  22. indianheadmeatpackingcompany says: Jan 18, 2012 7:04 PM

    Another great move… Leave it to MN to choose to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

  23. holdsteady76 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:17 PM

    Indy had nine consecutive post seasons.

    2005: Indy secondary had nine of the club’s 18 interceptions, and the interception total exceeded the number of touchdown passes allowed.

    2006: The secondary produced eleven of the club’s 15 regular-season interceptions, then had five in the playoffs.

    2007: Indianapolis ranked 3rd in the NFL in total defense, marking the club’s highest defensive ranking since 1971. The Colts yielded 279.7 yards per game, the lowest seasonal total since 1971. Indianapolis ranked 1st in NFL scoring defense.

    2008: secondary Indy broke the nfl record in TD passes allowed / 3rd in defensive red zone efficiency.

    but hey…lets judge him by what happened to Indy last season when their secondary was riddled with injuries (using nine different starting lineups in the secondary( because that’s fair.

  24. mnsadsportsfan says: Jan 18, 2012 8:47 PM

    Thats great they have hired a guy and promoted from the team with the worst record..

  25. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jan 19, 2012 1:04 PM

    holdsteady76 says:
    Jan 18, 2012 7:17 PM
    Indy had nine consecutive post seasons.

    2005: Indy secondary had nine of the club’s 18 interceptions, and the interception total exceeded the number of touchdown passes allowed.

    2006: The secondary produced eleven of the club’s 15 regular-season interceptions, then had five in the playoffs.

    2007: Indianapolis ranked 3rd in the NFL in total defense, marking the club’s highest defensive ranking since 1971. The Colts yielded 279.7 yards per game, the lowest seasonal total since 1971. Indianapolis ranked 1st in NFL scoring defense.

    2008: secondary Indy broke the nfl record in TD passes allowed / 3rd in defensive red zone efficiency.

    but hey…lets judge him by what happened to Indy last season when their secondary was riddled with injuries (using nine different starting lineups in the secondary( because that’s fair.
    ___________

    Thank you for being an oasis in this desert of kneejerk uninformed opinions. I don’t know if this guy is going to be any good, but “his team was terrible last year so he must be terrible” is not what I call a cogent analysis. No offense, mnsadsportsfan.

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