Vikings promote Fred Pagac to defensive coordinator role

The shakeup of the Minnesota Vikings following the firing of Brad Childress on Monday has led interim coach Leslie Frazier to promote Fred Pagac into the role of defensive coordinator.

Pagac has been the team’s linebackers coach since Childress’ staff was assembled in 2006. He’s in his 10th season in the NFL, including stops in Oakland and Kansas City, following a 23-year stint on the staff at Ohio State where he served as the defensive coordinator for four seasons.

Frazier is expected to continue to have substantial input in the day-to-day operation of the defense, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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