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Updated: January 14th, 2014 11:15pm
Report: Mike Zimmer spends day interviewing but has yet to receive offer

Report: Mike Zimmer spends day interviewing but has yet to receive offer

by Judd Zulgad
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There was great anticipation that by the end of Tuesday the Minnesota Vikings would have offered their head coaching job to Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

Zimmer arrived at Winter Park in the morning for his second interview with the team but by late in the day there had been no offer made.

Zimmer told the Star Tribune that the Vikings had not offered him the position but he did remain in town for the night at a Twin Cities hotel. The newspaper reported a resolution is expected Wednesday.

As for potential other finalists for the job, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles remains available. Bowles, who has interviewed with the Vikings once, reportedly told the Cleveland Browns to take him off their list of coaching candidates.

It's unknown if the Vikings plan to talk to Bowles again. The Star Tribune reported there has been no confirmation that a second interview has been set up with him. 

The Vikings fired Leslie Frazier as their coach on Dec. 30 and general manager Rick Spielman and other team executives have been conducting interviews for several weeks in various cities.

Zimmer is the first person to have received a second interview. Those discussions are being conducted at Winter Park and with owner Zygi Wilf believed to be present.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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