Report: Frazier is out

AP

On Saturday, a source with knowledge of the situation told PFT that no decision has been made regarding the future of Vikings coach Leslie Frazier.  According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, a decision has been made.

Per Glazer, Frazier is out.

There was no wiggling or waffling in Glazer’s report.  Glazer said the hammer will fall after ownership meets on Monday morning with G.M. Rick Spielman.

We’d previously heard that Spielman has compiled a double-digit list of potential candidates.  Every team even possibly considering a change would have a list of potential replacements at this point.

70 responses to “Report: Frazier is out

  1. The Vikings didn’t even have the class or common decency to wait until the final game was over.

    This organization is not worthy of being in the same league, much less the same division, as the Green Bay Packers.

  2. No brainer. I didn’t see how he was made the HC in the first place. Last year was a surprise and secured his job for this year. Not so lucky this year although the Vikings won a few games where most thought they would lose.

  3. Keep Frazier. GMs and Owners have to start getting firm with fans – let them know that it’s a 3 or 4 year plan, to be patient, and to remind them that it’s about building a foundation. Otherwise they’ll just continue to pander to the displeasure of public opinion. It looks directionless when teams keep firing a coach every three years.

  4. The Vikings were led down the all-in all-now path by Favre and it (predictably) blew up in their faces , and cost Childress his job. The Vikings owe Childress a second chance. In fact, back when he was hired at the same time McCarthy was hired by Green Bay, the Viking fans insisted they got the better man and that McCarthy was a waste of time and money. Let’s help the Viking fans demonstrate their expertise in such matters.

    Bring back Childress!

  5. Super….fantastic.

    Now,…..NO coordinators!

    Get a real, proven head coach. This team, as pitiful as the season has been, were really only 5 or 6 plays from winning the division!

    Do they have places to improve? Obviously they do. But the mighty Boa would dare say good coaches have gotten much further with less….so let’s get a good one!

    Frazier never should have been given the job. As DC, he authored a defense that became notorious for giving up huge leads. As HC, that appears to have spread to the entire team. So, probably a very nice guy, but not HC material…..Adios…

  6. Minnesota needs to go back to the open stadium. That’s how they made it to all their Super Bowls in the 70’s.

  7. Leslie Fraizer > Denny Green in terms of class.

    Glad he is coaching out the last game of the season. The coaches preach it to the players & management should live the value as well.

  8. I think Frazier should be fired, but the idea that Jay Glazier has the scoop is ridiculous. He’s just guessing, and has pretty good odds of being right. And if he’s wrong, nobody really cares about what he said anyway.

  9. Very good guy but too nice, gives too many chances to his guys and doesn’t want to step on any toes. Musgrave should of been let go.

  10. After Leslie, don’t let Musgrave anywhere near the State of Minnesota again. Hire Brian Billick!!!!!!

  11. Amen! This is the absolute best news of the season for Vikings fans. Frazier coached with stubbornness instead of common sense when it came to personnel decisions this year, and he rightly paid the ultimate price. Now we start the slow process of rebuilding and trying to forget this joke of a season. The fans deserved better than this clown of a head coach and coordinators..

  12. Not right that spielman assembles a trash roster and frazier gets the ax. Why do the vikings trust spielman to draft another qb when he missed so badly on Ponder.

  13. PSL’s get marketed heavy in January. Hopefully the new coach will not be selected by the amount of media juice he has rather than the about of coaching ability he has.

  14. Never hire a man named Leslie, @ certainly don’t do it because the Rooney Rule told ya to. The Rooney Rule is getting people chances because of their color, not because they’re qualified. If they are black, they KNOW that they’re getting an interview, so they have time to prepare the best pitch of their lives, make it sound good! Frazier was never HC material

  15. This is great news for us! Sorry to see Frazier go but that’s what happens when you don’t hire the right coaches around you.

    Do the Harbaughs have another brother somewhere around???

  16. Well, we know that Zygi can’t handle it with too much less class than when he told the press about firing Tice before telling Tice.
    And yeah, the established, big-name coaches are going to be fighting one another for a chance to go and coach in a 50,000 seat college stadium for the next two seasons with Cassel or Ponder or a rookie at QB. Look for someone you never heard of to get the job. And don’t look for the Vikings anytime soon.

  17. Stop with the Lovie Smith nonsense. I’ve got to believe this is a race thing. Think football not affirmative action people. The game has passed him by, he cannot make adjustments, he doesn’t know offense. A nerd like Trestman, just because he doesn’t look like his players, is a far superior choice. It’s time to choose people by merit not by the color of their skin – aka: Rooney Rule. A coach needs to be smart.

  18. How can this be?!! According to all the Viking fans that pillage all the Packer articles, The Vikings are the greatest team ever assembled in the history of the NFL and the Packers are the worst ever. And here we are. The vikes are in last place again and the Packers are going for yet another division title despite losing half their team to injuries. Weird

  19. I think this is the wrong move.. Spielman should have gone first!

    I could live with Frazier. If Spielman and Williams, and Musgrave got the axe.. But, I wish all of them would. Priefer is the only one i’d love to see stay, he has this as one of the best return games in football. Between punt and kick off returns, and also our kicking game is pretty good as well.

  20. All of you morons that are calling for Spielman’s clearly don’t understand much. Those “bad draft picks” have been great. He’s only been the GM since last year! Ponder wasn’t his pick.

  21. I would love to have Frazier as my neighbor. Maybe even a college coach. Nice guy.

    Coach of the Vikings? No thank you. He was a stop-gap from the get go.

    His downfall was his stubborn loyalty to players, schemes and coaches.

    Alan Williams will likely never be a DC again, yet he was our DC.

    Musgrave was quote literally the most bland, unimaginative, Johnny Milquetoast OC in league history (run, run, QB roll right/left and pass to TE in the flat).

    Erin Henderson should have never started over Cole.

    Bishop somehow ended up in the doghouse.

    Ponder inexplicably started over the clearly superior (yet average at best) Cassell.

    Somehow, he didn’t see that Patterson should have been on the field far more often earlier in the season.

    This is far from an exhaustive list, and says nothing of the fact that he trotted out one of the worst defenses in the league this year (as a former DC).

    I wish him the best in life, but never want to see him near the Vikings again unless he’s an opposing coach.

  22. I just love talk of how no one will want to be a Vikings coach. That’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard. What coach would not want to prove himself by turning an organisation around? And if a coach only wants a job, because he thinks it’s an easy cruise to the Super Bowl, he’s not worth having.

  23. northstarnic says:

    So spielman’s staying? Huh, that’s interesting. Not as interesting as the beat down the Bears will put on the Crappers in a couple hours, though.

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    As payback for your comment, I sincerely hope the Vikings keep Spielman. We have a playoff game to look forward to, our third consecutive NFC North Divisional title and in the same frame, the Vikings finished in the basement two out of those three years. And next year isn’t looking too good either.

  24. We have a playoff game to look forward to, our third consecutive NFC North Divisional title
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    As Packer fans repeatedly point out, divison titles don’t count for anything…

  25. f1restarter says:
    Dec 29, 2013 12:33 PM
    The Vikings didn’t even have the class or common decency to wait until the final game was over.

    This organization is not worthy of being in the same league, much less the same division, as the Green Bay Packers.

    78 467

    A. This is a news report that was not announced by the Vikings.

    B. If anyone knows anything about being classless, it’s a Packer fan.

  26. Actually I believe this report. I know for a fact(yes, inside info here)that he is very good friends with a few of the player’s on the Vikings. I’d say it’s probably an 85% chance this happens…maybe the win today saved him otherwise however…so yeah, 85% chance he’s gone this week…

  27. wheezerswin says:
    Dec 29, 2013 3:33 PM
    How can this be?!! According to all the Viking fans that pillage all the Packer articles, The Vikings are the greatest team ever assembled in the history of the NFL and the Packers are the worst ever. And here we are. The vikes are in last place again and the Packers are going for yet another division title despite losing half their team to injuries. Weird
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    Hate to burst your bubble but the Vikings had a lot of injuries as well. No Viking fan I know says how they are the greatest team ever so I’m not sure where you get your facts. The only thing you were right about is that the Vikings finished in last place. Nice obvious observation.

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