Minnesota Vikings interested in college coaches, according to 3 reports

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Mora and Bill O'Brien could be targets for Minnesota.

The Minnesota Vikings are one of a handful of NFL teams beginning a coaching search, and the team is reportedly looking at the college ranks for Leslie Frazier's replacement.

A specific name floated has been UCLA head coach Jim Mora, although it does not seem to be a likely scenario.

Mora has a background as an NFL head coach, compiling a 26-22 record with the Falcons (with one playoff appearance in three seasons) and a 5-11 mark in one year with the Seahawks in 2009. In 2012, he was hired as UCLA's head coach, and has orchestrated a monumental turn-around for the program, with two straight nine-win seasons.

Another college coach that has been named as a potential candidates for the Vikings is Penn State head man Bill O'Brien, who is also rumored to be sought after by the Houston Texans.

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