Minnesota Vikings fire head coach Leslie Frazier
The Minnesota Vikings announced early Monday morning that head coach Leslie Frazier will not return next year.
The Vikings did manage to close out the season with a win Sunday against the Lions. After the game, Frazier thanked each player as they entered the locker room, according to FOX Sports. From the report:
"I just told them how proud I am of the way they battled, special group of guys," Frazier said of his message to the team Sunday. "There's a lot of times they could have thrown in the towel, but they didn't. They kept battling and today is great evidence of that.
"I've done everything I can do in my tenure here as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings," Frazier said.
The 2013 season was Frazier's third full year as head coach, with the team finishing 6-10 and coming in fourth in the NFC North. Last year, Frazier led the Vikings to the playoffs after they finished the regular season at 10-6. Minnesota lost to the Green Bay Packers in an NFC wild-card game.
In a little more than three years as head coach, Frazier had a 21-32-1 record with the team.