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Before his interview, it seemed like a done deal, but in the end, the Minnesota Vikings decided to not hire Jim Harbaugh as their new head coach.
When he walked in the door to meet with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday morning, Jim Harbaugh was expecting his interview to end with him receiving a contract to become the team’s new head coach.
Instead, the Vikings did not even offer Harbaugh a contract, and the team, instead, is planning to hire Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell as their next head coach according to multiple reports.
So why didn’t Minnesota go with Harbaugh, a guy who won almost 70 percent of his games during his first stint as an NFL head coach with the San Francisco 49ers?
There are multiple reasons why the Vikings ultimately decided to make O’Connell the 10th head coach in franchise history, but there are a few reasons that stand out the most.