By Josh Katzowitz
[UPDATE 1:22 p.m. ET; Jan. 19]: The Vikings have announced Alan Williams will be the new Vikings defensive coordinator.
After the Vikings fired defensive coordinator Alan Pagac last week, coaches such as former Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris, Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles and former Jaguars interim coach Mel Tucker had their names linked to Minnesota as the replacement for Leslie Frazier’s team.
Instead, somebody employed last season by Indianapolis finally got some good news.
That’s because the St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting that former Colts defensive backs coach Alan Williams has been offered the Vikings job and is expected to accept.
Though the Colts were a mediocre 15th in pass defense this year, Williams and Frazier worked together in Indianapolis from 2005-06 before Frazier won the Minnesota defensive coordinator job. Williams had been in Indianapolis the past 10 years and, before this season, had much success.
Hopefully for the Vikings, he can help ease Jared Allen’s worried mind.
"I hate to see Pagac go," Allen said a few days ago. "People know how I felt about him and the job he did with what he had to work with. Between here and Kansas City, he's been with me pretty much my entire career. But that's the business. Now, I have to trust that we'll do the right thing and hopefully they'll keep me in mind as they weigh their decisions on who to bring in."
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