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Why didn't the Vikings hire Jim Harbaugh, and will they regret it?

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The Minnesota Vikings opted not to hire Jim Harbaugh as head coach, instead going with Kevin O’Connell of the Los Angeles Rams. Co/ilslWBpucb

– Chad Graff February 3, 2022

Vikings, Jim Harbaugh were a bad fit from the start

Harbaugh’s connection with Kwesi Adofo-Mensah made him an instant favorite for the Vikings job when the former was hired as their general manager. There were some in the Vikings head coaching search firm who weren’t comfortable with Harbaugh’s eccentric personality.

“There were some in the organization who wondered if his hard-driving ways, which had been known to grind on those around him in San Francisco and Ann Arbor, would fit in Minnesota after the Vikings had just extricated themselves from the tension-filled end of the Zimmer-Rick Spielman regime.”

Perhaps the most telling suggestion here is that Vikings ownership wasn’t completely sold on Harbaugh.

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