Found January 16, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
The long-anticipated move within the Minnesota Vikings' defensive coaching staff has finally taken place. The St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that Fred Pagac has been relieved of his duties as defensive coordinator, but been asked to stay on as the team's linebackers coach. The move had been expected after the team struggled mightily on defense during the 2011 season, Pagac's first full season as coordinator. Pagac replaced Leslie Frazer as the defensive coordinator late in the 2010 season after Frazier was promoted to head coach following the firing of Brad Childress. Under Pagac's guidance, the Vikings finished 21st overall in defense this season, ranking 11th against the run and 26th against the pass. Minnesota allowed 28.1 points per game this season, 31st in the NFL. For a few weeks in the middle of the season, Frazier assumed the defensive play calling from Pagac, who was reportedly being ignored by some players in the much-maligned secondary. The Pion...
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