After a long wait, Mike Zimmer finally got his opportunity at a head coaching position on Wednesday when he was hired by the Minnesota Vikings to replace Leslie Frazier.
When Zimmer talked about the expectations that he has for himself and this team, he had no issue pointing out that he wants to bring this team a Lombardi Trophy, and he even acknowledged the fact that he had been passed up so many times before as motivation.
“I’m determined to bring a championship to Minnesota,” Zimmer said. “I’ve got a chip on my shoulder. I want to make sure that 31 other teams know that I’m here and I’m ready to coach this football team.”
Zimmer also went into great detail about envisioning the event taking place.
“I can’t wait to stand on the podium with Zygi and Mark and Jonathan, and we’re standing on the podium, and we look up and the confetti is falling down on top of us, and we’re all hand in hand, and Commissioner Goodell comes over and hands the Super Bowl trophy to Mr. Wilf and tells him he’s world champion,” Zimmer said. “That is my goal and that is my drive.”
The Vikings interviewed a few candidates before deciding on the long-time NFL coordinator as their new man, and if he can make all of this come to fruition, they’ll look very smart for that final decision.