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USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer stands on the sidelines before the AFC wild card game against the San Diego Chargers on Jan. 5 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Vikings have reportedly hired Zimmer as their next head coach.

Update: Vikings hire Zimmer as head coach


By Chris Tomasson

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Mike Zimmer became a bit of a media star last summer of the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” Now, he’ll hold down a starring role with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings on Wednesday offered the Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator their head coaching job and he accepted. He becomes the ninth coach in the team’s history, replacing Leslie Frazier, who was fired Dec. 30.

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