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.
John Wooten said today that Browns DC Ray Horton is expected to interview with the Vikings next Tuesday.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January 3, 2014
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.