EAGAN, Minn. — KARE 11 has confirmed that the current offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams' will be the Minnesota Vikings' next head coach.
Kevin O'Connell, who interviewed with the Vikings on Jan. 21, is a former NFL quarterback and has been O.C. with the Rams since 2020. He and the Rams will meet the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl on Feb. 13., so no deal can be finalized until after the game.
Confirmation of O'Connell's hiring comes after a person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that no offer was made by the Vikings to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who was also among the final list of candidates for the position. That person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the process were not being made public by the university or the Vikings.
O'Connell is the latest piece in a new regime that also includes new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, who was just hired on Jan. 26. The two worked together in 2016 when Adofo-Mensah was working in the front office of the San Francisco 49ers in quality control.
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