Vikes hire Va Tech's Rogers as quarterbacks coach

Updated: January 11, 2006, 8:21 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Vikings added Virginia Tech quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers to their staff on Wednesday to serve in the same capacity for Minnesota under new head coach Brad Childress.

Rogers, who has been an assistant for 27 years at the college level, worked with quarterback Donovan McNabb during four of his eight seasons at Syracuse -- where he worked until moving to Notre Dame in 1999. Rogers has been with the Hokies since 2002.

Childress helped develop McNabb in the NFL with Philadelphia, where he was the offensive coordinator since 2001 before being hired by the Vikings to replace the fired Mike Tice. After hiring Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive backs coach Mike Tomlin to be his defensive coordinator, Childress now has two spots on his staff filled.


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