The temptation to use history as a means of forecasting the future has become an increasingly futile effort. So much changes so quickly; circumstances that seem the same might actually be quite different.

So a listing of four prominent coaches in Minnesota's past who received promotions as the one Tracy Claeys received Wednesday is just that: a list.

Tom Kelly went from interim in 1986 to World Champion in 1987. Three football coaches who went from interim to permanent had mixed success: John Gutekunst with the Gophers plus Mike Tice and Leslie Frazier with the Vikings.

Good try The @Vikings official Twitter feed posted a video takeoff of rapper Drake's "Hotline Bling," calling it HotVike bling. Reaction was mixed.

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