The Minnesota Vikings announced today, that Leslie Frazier will officially be their head coach moving forward. Exact terms of Frazier's contract have not yet been disclosed. The Vikings have many personnel issues to address this off-season and announcing Frazier as the head coach before the end of the season has to be refreshing for the players (and fans). Frazier has a firm hold of the players in the locker room and many of the players have been very outspoken about the fact that they want Frazier back.
Antoine Winfield, who will be the biggest leader in the Vikings defensive backfield in 2011, was very outspoken about wanting Frazier back as the coach in his post game interview after the Vikings beat the Philadelphia Eagles on December 28th.
Quotes from Frazier & Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf on the announcement that Frazier will be the new head coach:
"I could not have asked for a better opportunity in the National Football League," Frazier said in the team's statement.
"We are thrilled that Leslie Frazier will continue to lead this football team," Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf said in the statement.