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Vikings Hold Initial Interview with Raheem Morris for Head Coach Opening


EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings on Friday confirmed they have interviewed Raheem Morris for their open head coaching position.

Morris is currently in his first season as the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams. He has been an NFL coach for nearly all of the past 20 seasons, with the exception of spending 2006 in the college ranks as Kansas State's defensive coordinator.

NFL/College Career

1998 Hofstra University Graduate Assistant Coach

1999 Cornell University Defensive Backs/Special Teams Assistant

2000-01 Hofstra University Defensive Backs

2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Quality Control

2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Assistant

2004-05 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Defensive Backs

2006 Kansas State University Defensive Coordinator

2007-08 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Backs

2009-11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach

2012-14 Washington Football Team Defensive Backs

2015 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Passing Game Coordinator

2016-19 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers*

2019 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs*

2020 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Coordinator/Interim Head Coach for final 11 games
2021 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator

* The Falcons changed Morris' responsibilities from coaching receivers to defensive backs during the 2019 season.


Morris graduated from Hofstra University in 1997.


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