The Minnesota Vikings like all NFL teams are in the midst of free agency this offseason, but the team has officially finalized their coaching staff for the upcoming season under 2nd year Head Coach Kevin O'Connell.

O'Connell, who guided the team to an impressive 13-4 mark a season ago, made the big splash hire earlier in the offseason, bringing on Brian Flores to lead the Vikings defensive unit.

Now, the entirety of the staff has been officially announced.

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Imarjaye Albury — Defensive Assistant

Thad Bogardus — Assistant Inside Linebackers

Dalmin Gibson — Assistant Special Teams

Pat Hill — Assistant Defensive Line

Michael Hutchings — Assistant Defensive Backs

Among the interesting tidbits on the new staff members is that Gibson is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota:

Gibson will be in his ninth season of coaching. He spent 2022 as the special teams coordinator/defensive ends coach at Southern Illinois after serving as a special teams analyst for Michigan state from 2020-21. A native or Rapid City, South Dakota, Gibson began his coaching career at Dickinson State University in North Dakota while a student. He joined the staff full-time in 2015 as special teams coordinator and linebackers coach for two seasons. Gibson worked with the defensive line and linebackers at the University of Colorado from 2017-19.

The Minnesota Vikings' opponents for the upcoming season have been announced, but we'll have to wait on the schedule and continued moves this offseason.


Ten Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Seasons

The 2021 Minnesota Twins entered the season with high expectations, but unfortunately, they've made the list of most disappointing Minnesota teams of all time.

Disappointment is a common feeling for Minnesota sports fans as the years continue. Following the NBA Championship win for Milwaukee, SportsCenter was quick to point out that Minnesota has the current longest streak of seasons without a championship appearance in the four major sports (MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL). The Minnesota Lynx also chimed in on the stat after claiming four championships since 2011.

The ten teams that are on this list all follow a similar pattern. The year prior was either a great season with a playoff run or one that featured a strong core of players that appeared to have taken the next step. Offseason/preseason expectations were high with even Las Vegas oddsmakers believing in a deep run. Unfortunately, those preseason expectations fell short for the following teams. None of the teams listed below made the playoffs.

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