ORIGINAL: Mark Rapley
The Vikings’ assistant offensive line coach is Andrew Janocko. It remains be seen if he will take over for Sparano.
“Andrew has done an amazing job,” Collins said. “He knows what he’s doing. He’s very capable of (taking over), but we’re not worried about that at all now. We’re in the grieving process now.”
BTW, per Wikipedia, Tice retired in February 2018 saying that players didn't want to be coached. Maybe the Vikings will bring him back but I doubt it, probably just promote Janocko. I think technically they'll be fine, but whether their heads will be in the game is a different thing. We'll get an idea early as playing against the Broncos and Jags D, even in the preseason, is no easy task. Something like this can either galvanize a team or cause them to go lower, we'll see which one it is. RIP Coach. I think the team overall has enough character to rise above it, it's just a question of the O-line as that was the weakest part of the team and that will determine how far we go.
I doubt Tice would come back here, not after the Wilfs publicly stated in mid December 2005 that "there will be no wholesale changes", and then less than a month later, implemented wholesale changes. Including letting Tice walk. That bad faith, and the Triangle of Authority, are the only real hiccups the Wilfs have had as owners here IMO. Hiring KA I guess also. But we're past that.