EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. While the coaching carousel has been spinning feverishly in the NFL this month, there has been little news with the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff.
For a team that has seen its share of turnover in recent years, the silence is probably being enjoyed. Other than interviews for special teams coordinator Mike Priefer and Mike Singletary, the co-linebackers coach and assistant to head coach Leslie Frazier, the quiet was expected after last season's 10-6 record and playoff appearance.
January in the NFL is time focused on coaches. Frazier, once seen on the hot seat in Minnesota, has been given a lot of credit for last season's turnaround by general manager Rick Spielman. However, Frazier is still sitting two years into the original contract he signed to be the Vikings' coach in 2011 and is entering the offseason with one year remaining.
Many expected an extension for Frazier to be coming. Most thought news of an extension would have been heard by now.