The Vikings interview Hackett from the Packers, Ossenfort from the Titans | National sports
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings interviewed Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett for head coach and Tennessee director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort for general manager on Sunday.
The team confirmed the completion of talks, with the Packers and Titans on a first-round bye to the playoffs as the top seeds in their respective conferences.
Hackett is one of seven candidates the Vikings have requested interviews with to replace Mike Zimmer. Ossenfort is one of eight candidates the Vikings have requested interviews with to replace Rick Spielman.
Hackett is in his third season with the Packers. This is his 13th year in the NFL and his eighth season as offensive coordinator, having held that position previously with Buffalo and Jacksonville. Hackett, 42, played NCAA Division II football for UC Davis and began his coaching career there in 2003. He is the son of Paul Hackett, who served as head coach at Pittsburgh and USC during a 42-year career as a college coach. and the NFL.
Ossenfort is in his second season with the Titans after 15 years as a scout with New England. He hails from Luverne, Minnesota, who played at the Division II level for Minnesota-Morris.
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