Vikings Head Coach Search: Latest Rumors and Buzz After Leslie Frazier's Firing

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistDecember 30, 2013

USA Today

Updates from Wednesday, Jan. 15

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings will hire Mike Zimmer as head coach:

Vikings are hiring Mike Zimmer as their HC, per league source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2014

ESPN's Chris Mortensen previously reported negotiations between Mike Zimmer and the Vikings were taking place:

Mike Zimmer and Vikings are moving toward a deal, hoping to complete negotiations by today, per league sources.

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 15, 2014

Mark Maske of The Washington Post previously reported Zimmer was the front-runner to fill the Vikings' vacant head-coaching position:

Source says it's "looking good" for Mike Zimmer to be hired by Vikings as their head coach, perhaps as soon as today. Nothing certain yet.

— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 15, 2014

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reiterated: 

No job offer for Mike Zimmer from #Vikings. But it was all positive from both sides. Lot of optimism that he’s the guy. But nothing firm

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2014