Jan 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman (right) talks to running back Frank Gore (21) before the NFC divisional round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings to interview 49ers OC Greg Roman for head coaching vacancy

The Minnesota Vikings are continuing their search for a new head coach to take over for the recently fired Leslie Frazier, and they will be interviewing a key coordinator of a team that remains in the playoffs.

According to reports, the Vikings are set to interview San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman on Saturday, just one day before the 49ers meet the Carolina Panthers in the divisional round of the postseason.

From Adam Schefter of ESPN:

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is currently the favorite to receive the job, but Roman could have something to say about that and change the Vikings plan.

After seeing how Roman has been able to help with the development of Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco, he could be the kind of guy they want running the show as they desperately search for improved quarterback play.

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  • Carla Jacobs

    why would roman want to take away his attention from winning this playoff game? why would the 49ers let him distract himself and the players by leaving the team to go to a job interview in minnesota the day before such a big game? why does the league allow interviewing at this time? i thought this same thing came up last year, and the 49ers refused to let him interview. seems selfish, imo. they’re playing for the SB again, and this year you’d think they want to avenge last years defeat. i don’t get it at all! all the way, 49ers!