The Minnesota Vikings have relieved Fred Pagac of his duties as
defensive coordinator but have offered him a demotion to his former
role of linebackers coach, the Pioneer Press reported Sunday,
Pagac, who became defensive coordinator last January after
serving as linebackers coach from 2006 to 2010, was yet to inform
the team on whether he would accept the new offer.
It had been speculated for weeks that Pagac would be replaced as
coordinator after the Vikings fell to 21st in total defense and
26th in passing defense.
The team had interviewed former Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris
and Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as possible
replacements in the past two weeks, but Morris accepted a role as
Redskins defensive backs coach and Tucker opted to remain in
Jacksonville under new coach Mike Mularkey.
Vikings linebackers coach Mike Singletary is reportedly in the
mix for the coordinator job.