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January 11, 2014
Report: Vikings to interview Greg Roman, Jim Tomsula in Carolina

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Offensive coordinator Greg Roman could not go to Minneapolis to interview for the Vikings' vacant head-coaching job, so the Vikings instead will come to him. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, a contingent of Vikings officials, presumably including general manager Rick Spielman, will interview Roman today in Charlotte, N.C.. The Vikings also have requested an interview with 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, and they will interview him in Charlotte as well.

Roman also had been on Penn State's and the Washington Redskins' radar. Both of those organizations found head coaches this week. Roman reportedly interviewed for the Penn State opening on Monday in Chicago after the rest of the team flew back from Green Bay on Sunday. Asked about job possibilities this week, Roman said, "Really focused on this game and I'm sure there's a lot of rumors floating around out there, but really irrelevant. Focused on this game and beating the Panthers."

The Vikings also have interviewed Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Cleveland defensive coordinator Ray Horton.

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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