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Tony Dungy has no interest in Minnesota gig

Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:08 am
Edited on: November 23, 2010 10:23 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Whew -- someone got fired (Brad Childress) and we very nearly made it 24 hours without discussing Tony Dungy as a replacement for the job. That would have resulted, of course, in the world exploding.

But, same as it ever was, Dungy isn't interested in the not-actually-open job in Minnesota, even though he's from the area. (Dungy was also ludicrously mentioned in the rumors for the Minnesota Golden Gophers gig, but at least this is NFL-related.)

That's according to an interview that Dungy did with the Associated Press, in which he informed them he won't be throwing his name in the hat for the Vikes job should it open up after the season.

All "Dungy's always mentioned" jokes aside, though, this is one coaching candidacy that everyone who cares about the NFL should want to see him weighing in on. That's because Leslie Frazier, the current interim coach for Minnesota, is an extremely talented guy who deserves a gig, and previously on Dungy's staff that won the Super Bowl in Indianapolis.

"I know he feels like he's ready for the job," Dungy said.

For whatever reason (speculation seems a touch unfair to any NFL owners who may have passed on him), Frazier hasn't landed a head coaching gig yet -- hopefully, a strong performance with the Vikings and Dungy's endorsement will change that.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Tony Dungy has no interest in Minnesota gig

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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:26 am

Tony Dungy has no interest in Minnesota gig

Its more likely that I'll sprout wings, but here's hoping Tony can be persuaded into giving GM a shot.  I would take Dungy for any position within the organization, including DB.  Unfortunately it ain't gonna happen.

Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:04 am

Tony Dungy has no interest in Minnesota gig

Dungy is not going to step on Fraiser. The best move Frasier can make at the moment is fire Favre. Install TJ as quarterback until the draft, then get another QB who can start immediately from the draft or elsewhere. If TJ was good enough for the position then Favre would not have been added 2 years ago. Then again, maybe it was just a learning curve he needed. This is the time to find out. The coach needs to be creating on field play, since the season is over. Be bold; experiment.

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:55 am

Tony Dungy has no interest in Minnesota gig

Best case scenario for Mn is that Frazier proves he can be the head man and Dungy is interested in becoming the GM.

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