If you put stock in a recent report from Judd Zulgad at Access Vikings, then you will be believing that Leslie Frazier will likely become the Vikings full time coach some time shortly after Sunday’s game in Detroit.
Zulgad reports that they are “hearing” that the Vikings are in “serious discussion” with Frazier’s representation which, if true, is a good sign that the Wilfs have made up their mind and Frazier will be their guy moving forward.
Zulgad goes out of his way to emphasize that he is not reporting a deal is done.
If Frazier is hired, that likely means that Rick Spielman and Rob Brzeznski will retain their roles in the “triangle of authority.” In retaining the same organizational structure, and some general continuity in the coaching staff, the amount of deconstruction and rebuilding of this team could be minimal compared to alternative scenarios.
With a victory over Detroit next week, Frazier would be 4-2 as a head coach, with the two losses coming during games that had to be relocated as a result of the Metrodome’s roof collapsing.