Jul 25, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton instructs his players during training camp at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings to interview Ray Horton for head coach

The Minnesota Vikings are dealing with a mighty large distraction in the form of former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations that a homophobic atmosphere was created during his final year with the team. But aside from that very serious issues, the Vikings must also find a new head coach to lead the team inter the future.

According to Detroit Lions reporter Dave Birkett, the Vikings will bring in Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton to interview him for their vacant head coaching position.

The Lions are also high on Horton and after losing out on Lovie Smith, there is added incentive to find the right guy for the job. Minnesota is just poking for someone to change the current culture into a winning culture and bringing in a defensive minded coach like Horton makes sense.

Minnesota has struggled mightily on defense the last few years and could use a boost on that side of the ball. Horton is among a slew of candidates the Vikings are interested in, but his interview may help narrow things down one way or another for the Vikings.

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