Vikings introduce Mike Zimmer

Updated: January 17, 2014, 6:59 PM ET
By Ben Goessling | ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As he stepped to the podium after being introduced as the Minnesota Vikings' head coach on Friday, Mike Zimmer exuded both the confidence and the defiance of a coach who felt he should have been there a long time ago.

Zimmer had waited through a 20-year career as an assistant -- 14 of which were as a defensive coordinator and six as a defensive backs coach -- interviewing for five different head-coaching jobs in that time. He'd already had a list of coaching points ...

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