The Vikings just announced that they have officially named Leslie Frazier as their head coach. They will hold a press conference at 4:15 p.m. at Winter Park.
Frazier, 51, becomes the eighth head coach in team history. He had the interim tag removed from his title after posting a 3-3 record after taking over when Brad Childress was fired.
Said Frazier in a statement: "I could not have asked for a better opportunity in the National Football League. The Wilf family has continually shown dedication to building a world-class football organization and is a tremendous family to work with as we try to create and sustain a Championship-caliber team. I have a deep respect for our players and those within the organization that I have gotten to know over the last four years and I am very happy to lead our football team moving forward.”
As we wrote today, Frazier has broad support inside the locker room. A number of players spoke highly of him and campaigned for him to get the job the past two days.