A’lique Terry leaves Vikings for job at the University of Oregon

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Vikings assistant defensive line coach A’lique Terry is returning to the University of Oregon.

Ducks head coach Dan Lanning announced Terry as the team’s new offensive line coach Tuesday.

Terry spent 2019 and 2020 as a graduate assistant for the Ducks, working with the offensive line. Oregon had a trio of all-Americans in Penei Sewell, Shane Lemieux and Calvin Throckmorton on its offensive line during his time there.

“We are thrilled to welcome A’lique back to the Oregon family,” Lanning said in a statement. “A’lique is very familiar with our program and understands the values and goals that we have here in Eugene. He is passionate, with unique experiences that range from the college ranks all the way to the NFL as a coach. He also has experience as a player, competing at the Power 5 level on the offensive line.

“His relationships with our current and past student-athletes are unmatched, and his reputation as a teacher precedes him. We are really excited about what A’lique brings to our program and the positive impact he’ll have on our student-athletes both on and off the field.”

Terry coached the offensive line at the University of Hawaii in 2021 before going to the other side of the football with the Vikings. He was an offensive lineman for four seasons at Wake Forest.

11 responses to “A’lique Terry leaves Vikings for job at the University of Oregon

  1. Nice of the Vikings to allow him to lock down a new job before showing him the door. Flores is going to have this unit shaped up quick!

  2. I didn’t even know this guy coached for the Vikings. As far as coaching the defensive line is concerned the defensive tackle position was awful-but help is on the way (Flores)……………………………….

  3. Am I reading this correct? A’lique Terry was an offensive lineman and has an offensive background and was hired back at Oregon to coach the offensive line? Yet he was an assistant defensive line coach for the Vikings? It’s no wonder why the Vikings’ defense was at the bottom of the NFL when you don’t even have coaches with defensive backgrounds on the defensive coaching staff.

    I would expect this is just the start of the defensive overhaul for Flores.

  4. Just like the Vikings to hire a coach out of position….especially when they needed help at what he was good at, Offensive line.

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