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Timing says coaching search coming to head

Rick Spielman (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY)

NFL rules limit when the Vikings can talk to coaching candidates involved in the playoffs, but the search is winding down. We chronicle the relevant dates and how it has affected the Vikings' search for their next head coach.

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman promised not to rush the process of finding the team's next head coach. So far, the team has interviewed at least five candidates and has expressed an interest in several more (any interview with college candidates hasn't been made public). But the initial interview portion may not be complete until the conclusion of this weekend. NFL rules set...

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