Vikings hire Mike Zimmer

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The Minnesota Vikings have hired Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as their head coach following a second interview.

Zimmer met with team officials for a second time Tuesday before being hired today.

Zimmer hasn't been a head coach before, but has been a defensive coordinator with the Bengals, Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys.

The Vikings ranked last in the NFL in total defense last season.

The Bengals finished third under total defense under Zimmer's direction.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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