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Updated: January 19th, 2012 11:58am
Alan Williams, Brendan Daly accept offers to join Vikings staff

Alan Williams, Brendan Daly accept offers to join Vikings staff

by Tom Pelissero
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It appears Leslie Frazier's coaching staff is set for now.

The Minnesota Vikings announced late Thursday morning that Alan Williams has accepted an offer to become defensive coordinator and Brendan Daly will become the defensive line coach.

"Alan and Brendan have both proved themselves as quality coaches in our League," Frazier said. "I had the chance to work directly with both men and can't say enough about their character, work ethic and ability to connect with players and push them to be their best."

Williams, 42, spent the past 10 years as defensive backs coach in Indianapolis, where he worked with Frazier in 2005 and '06.

Daly, 36, coached the St. Louis Rams' defensive line the past three seasons after three seasons assisting the same group with the Vikings, working two years under Frazier (2007 and '08).

The Vikings' announcement made no mention of Fred Pagac, whom Williams replaces, or Mike Singletary. Both men are expected to work with the Vikings' linebackers this season, with Singletary also maintaining his title as special assistant to the head coach.

An NFL source said no other staff changes were planned, so it's believed defensive backs coach Joe Woods will be retained as well.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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