I would not be surprised if Bill Parcells resurfaces in Minnesota.
Parcells, who has served as executive vice president of football operations and consultant for the Dolphins since 2007, is leaving Miami in 2011.
Some league insiders believe Parcells could be the perfect fit in Minnesota. Given all of their dysfunction this season -- failed expectations, the embarrassing situation with Randy Moss, firing coach Brad Childress and the long-fruitless pursuit of a new stadium -- this is the type of reclamation project Parcells covets.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has displayed a willingness to spend big on players as well as coaches in recent years, having given Childress an extension last year. They need a football guru to restore order in that organization.
Few command more immediate respect than Parcells. He was a part of the Dallas organization when Jerry Jones was landing a new stadium and his presence could certainly help Minnesota in that regard.
Parcells, like the Wilf family, is from New Jersey and it is not a secret in ownership circles that the Wilfs are admirers of Parcells' work. Parcells has dropped many hints of his desire to remain in football.
This could make for an interesting match. As we know, when Parcells lands somewhere he generally reshapes the front office and the coaching staff.