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Vikings Hold In-Person Interview with Kevin O'Connell for HC Opening  


EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings on Monday confirmed they have conducted a second interview with Kevin O'Connell for their open head coaching position.

This interview was conducted in-person on Monday in Los Angeles. O'Connell initially interviewed virtually with Minnesota on Jan. 21, which made him eligible for a second interview this week, despite the Rams advancing to Super Bowl LVI.

O'Connell is currently the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, who will represent the NFC after defeating San Francisco Sunday. The Rams scored the game's final 13 points in a 20-17 victory over their division rival.

The 36-year-old is in the second year with Los Angeles and has been the Rams OC for both seasons.

O'Connell was a member of the 49ers coaching staff (special projects) in 2016 and overlapped that season with new Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.

NFL Career

As a Player

2008 New England Patriots QB

2009 Detroit Lions QB

2009-10 New York Jets QB

2011 Miami Dolphins QB

2011 New York Jets QB

2012 San Diego Chargers QB

As a Coach

2015 Cleveland Browns Quarterbacks Coach

2016 San Francisco 49ers (Special Projects)

2017 Washington Football Team Quarterbacks Coach

2018 Washington Football Team Quarterbacks Coach/Passing Game Coordinator

2019 Washington Football Team Offensive Coordinator

2020-21 Los Angeles Rams Offensive Coordinator


O'Connell graduated from San Diego State in December 2007 with a degree in political science.


Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, O'Connell attended high school (La Costa Canyon) in Carlsbad, California.