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Vikings tweet coaching hire

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 10:46 a.m. CST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Vikings announced on Twitter that they had hired Mike Zimmer for their top coaching job.

“I’m extremely excited to bring a championship to the state of Minnesota and to the great fan base of the Vikings,” Zimmer said in a video posted on the team’s Twitter account. “I can’t wait to get to work.”