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Vikings Announce Full 2014 Coaching Staff

By Jeff Wald

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings and head coach Mike Zimmer announced their full coaching staff for the 2014 season on Thursday, and as many as seven coaches from the previous staff are staying on board.

Zimmer named George Edwards the team’s defensive coordinator, Norv Turner the offensive coordinator and Mike Priefer the special teams coordinator. Priefer had been involved with a lawsuit involving former punter Chris Kluwe after Kluwe was released last season, alleging he was let go by the team for his involvement away from the field with the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

Both the Vikings and Kluwe also hired legal counsel after Kluwe penned a scathing article alleging Priefer made anti-gay comments during team meetings. Priefer has denied Kluwe’s allegations.

The Vikings are bringing back Jeff Davidson to coach the offensive line, and George Stewart has also been retained as wide receivers coach. Norv Turner’s son, Scott Turner, will be the team’s quarterbacks coach. Adam Zimmer, Mike Zimmer’s son, will be the linebackers coach.

“I am very excited about the coaching staff that we put together. Rick Spielman and I spent a lot of time talking to numerous candidates to ensure that we found the right coaches for this organization. Building a team that consistently wins all starts with coaching,” Zimmer said in a statement. “We have an experienced and diverse staff that will work tirelessly to get the most out of our players. This offseason will be a great chance for us to work together and prepare for the upcoming season.”

The full staff features three coordinators and 14 assistant coaches.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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