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Vikings’ strength coach leaves to take a tennis job

In what may be the first case of an NFL coach leaving to work in tennis, the Vikings have lost their strength and conditioning coach.

Vikings strength and conditioning coach Brent Salazar has left the team to take a job with the U.S. Tennis Association.

Salazar has only been with the Vikings for a year. He previously spent five seasons with the Chiefs. Salazar played tennis in college at New Mexico.

The Vikings will now look for their third strength and conditioning coach in the last three years.

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28 Responses to “Vikings’ strength coach leaves to take a tennis job”
  1. tigerwoodsballs says: Jun 19, 2017 2:59 PM

    Federer/Nadal > Bradford/Bridgewater

  2. dlw492 says: Jun 19, 2017 3:00 PM

    This guy was a strength coach?
    Wow
    Maybe they’ll get stronger at the point of attack

  3. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 19, 2017 3:01 PM

    Ha, you can’t make it up. I think I see why the Vikes have had so many injury issues last year.

  4. Getoffmylawn! says: Jun 19, 2017 3:01 PM

    The USTA looked at the Vikings last year and thought, “Wow, these guys are in great shape! They are obviously better geared for Tennis than Football, let’s give them a call.”

  5. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 19, 2017 3:04 PM

    There goes that super bowl we’ve been promised.

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  6. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 19, 2017 3:07 PM

    I don’t know how much the strength and conditioning coach has to do with injuries, but the rash of injuries the Vikings had in his one year on the job probably doesn’t look too good on the old resume. I think they will survive this loss.

  7. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 19, 2017 3:09 PM

    I’m sure he’ll do well with the USTA. Tennis elbow was the only injury the Vikings didn’t suffer last year.

  8. Purple People Eaters says: Jun 19, 2017 3:15 PM

    The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 19, 2017 3:09 PM
    I’m sure he’ll do well with the USTA. Tennis elbow was the only injury the Vikings didn’t suffer last year.

    ———

    Winner!

    In all seriousness, I’m sure the players had a hard time taking this guy seriously as a strength and condition coach. He looks like a tax attorney.

  9. Purple People Eaters says: Jun 19, 2017 3:17 PM

    They should bring back the Superstar Mike Morris and breathe new life into MILO!

  10. genericcommenter says: Jun 19, 2017 3:21 PM

    Maybe they will hire Deuce Gruden.

  11. tjacks7 says: Jun 19, 2017 3:24 PM

    Danielle Hunter will moonlight as strength coach.

  12. waynefontesismyfather says: Jun 19, 2017 3:31 PM

    Any chance of seeing a full body photo of the guy instead of the headshot? By the looks of that photo the guy never lifted a weight in his life.

  13. kurdishpats1 says: Jun 19, 2017 3:59 PM

    Adam Sandler was their strength coach? Lol

  14. anarchopurplism says: Jun 19, 2017 4:14 PM

    Bro, do you even lift?

  15. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Jun 19, 2017 4:44 PM

    They mistakenly hired a shampoo and conditioner coach.

  16. purpleguy says: Jun 19, 2017 5:10 PM

    Crap, now my team’s table tennis power rankings are no longer gonna be top 10.

    Actually the guy before him was let go due to the abnormal number of free weight pec-lifting injuries, and this guy introduced more sports science rather than the bald-headed power lifting gomers the cheesers above apparently preferred. Those guys sure worked wonders with the Packer’s secondary health last year huh?

  17. abninf says: Jun 19, 2017 6:51 PM

    He got tired of having to listen to rap music at work everyday.

  18. tncheese says: Jun 19, 2017 7:14 PM

    Only the Vikes……

  19. stellarperformance says: Jun 19, 2017 9:09 PM

    purpleguy says:
    Jun 19, 2017 5:10 PM
    Crap, now my team’s table tennis power rankings are no longer gonna be top 10.

    Actually the guy before him was let go due to the abnormal number of free weight pec-lifting injuries, and this guy introduced more sports science rather than the bald-headed power lifting gomers the cheesers above apparently preferred. Those guys sure worked wonders with the Packer’s secondary health last year huh?
    //////////////////////////////////

    Another grasping at straws response while attempting to channel a shortcoming of the Vikings onto the Packers. Again.

    Maybe you haven’t heard: The Packers are still the team to beat in the North Division. Maybe you should write it down.

  20. finfineman says: Jun 19, 2017 11:16 PM

    could this guy even spot a bench press for a lineman….doubtful…

  21. filthymcnasty3 says: Jun 19, 2017 11:26 PM

    Many credit this guy with Michael Floyd’s turnaround.

  22. seals1 says: Jun 19, 2017 11:37 PM

    No wonder thy can’t run the ball. Ziggy needs to move the new girl to that spot. She could take this guy down.

  23. seals1 says: Jun 19, 2017 11:41 PM

    I second the Superstar! Milo

  24. frank booth says: Jun 20, 2017 10:03 AM

    Poor Vikings. “Vikings strength coach leaves to take a tennis job”- the headline alone is embarrassing.

  25. h0metownzero says: Jun 20, 2017 11:13 AM

    This was only because the USTA couldn’t afford the Minnesota Lynx strength and conditioning coach.

  26. 13worldchampioinships says: Jun 20, 2017 12:11 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jun 19, 2017 9:09 PM
    purpleguy says:
    Jun 19, 2017 5:10 PM
    Crap, now my team’s table tennis power rankings are no longer gonna be top 10.

    Actually the guy before him was let go due to the abnormal number of free weight pec-lifting injuries, and this guy introduced more sports science rather than the bald-headed power lifting gomers the cheesers above apparently preferred. Those guys sure worked wonders with the Packer’s secondary health last year huh?
    //////////////////////////////////

    Another grasping at straws response while attempting to channel a shortcoming of the Vikings onto the Packers. Again.

    Maybe you haven’t heard: The Packers are still the team to beat in the North Division. Maybe you should write it down.

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    Stellar scans comment sections to look for the first packer comment he is insulted by and responds with the same ole same ole.

  27. coachkilla6 says: Jun 20, 2017 2:27 PM

    They should hire a conditioning coach who also owns a seeing eye dog so that Zimmer can find his way to the sideline.

  28. truthbetold109 says: Jun 20, 2017 10:14 PM

    Rumor has it that he wanted to work out tennis players because they are tougher than the vikings truly “offensive” line.

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