Report: Vikings change coordinators

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,

citing sources.

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.