VIKINGS-49ERS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan played quarterback for 49ers’ head coach Dennis Erickson when he was the head coach at the University of Idaho…
49ers’ RB coach Tim Lappano and assistant head coach/TE coach Gregg Smith also coached at Idaho during Linehan’s playing days there…Vikings’ S Brian Russell played at San Diego State for 49ers’ QB coach Ted Tollner when he was the head coach for the Aztecs…
Vikings’ DT Cedric Killings played for the 49ers in 2000 and recorded the first sack of his career on former Dallas Cowboy and current FOX-TV commentator Troy Aikman…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal and S Ron Israel played at Notre Dame with 49ers’ WR Arnaz Battle…
Rosenthal was also a teammate of 49ers’ T Scott Gragg, DT Ross Kolodziej, K Owen Pochman, and G Ron Stone with the Giants…
Kolodziej played with Vikings’ RB Michael Bennett and WR Nick Davis at Wisconsin…
Vikings’ LB Mike Nattiel and 49ers’ TE Aaron Walker played at Florida together…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie blocked for 49ers’ QB Ken Dorsey at Miami and was also a teammate of 49ers’ CB Mike Rumph and DE Andrew Williams with the Hurricanes…
Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte and 49ers’ C Brock Gutierrez were teammates in Cincinnati…
Frerotte also played with 49ers’ LB Derek Smith in Washington…Vikings’ RB John Avery played with 49ers’ S Ronnie Heard at Mississippi…
Vikings’ TE Hunter Goodwin and DE Kenny Mixon played with 49ers’ TE Jed Weaver in Miami…
49ers’ CB Rashad Holman played at Louisville when Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was on the Cardinals’ staff…
49ers’ DT Travis Kirschke was a teammate of Vikings’ LB Chris Claiborne and QB Gus Frerotte in Detroit and played for the Lions’ when Vikings’ LB Brian Baker was on Detroit’s staff…
Vikings’ CB Ken Irvin and 49ers’ DE Sean Moran were teammates in Buffalo…
49ers’ S Tony Parrish played with Vikings’ WR D’Wayne Bates in
Chicago and also played at the University of Washington when Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was on the Huskies’ staff…
Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett was on the Michigan State staff in 1998 when 49ers’ LB Julian Peterson played for the Spartans and also coached with 49ers’ offensive line coach Patrick Morris at Michigan State...
Vikings’ S Corey Chavous and CB Rushen Jones were both teammates of 49ers’ CB Jimmy Williams at Vanderbilt…
Jones also played with 49ers’ LB Jamie Winborn with the Commodores…
Vikings’ assistant LB coach Pete Bercich played at Notre Dame with 49ers’ DT Bryant Young…
Vikings’ secondary coach Chuck Knox, Jr. played at the University of Arizona when 49ers’ special teams coordinator Larry Mac Duff was on the Wildcats’ staff…
Knox also coached with 49ers’ QB coach Ted Tollner with the Los Angeles Rams…
49ers’ T Jerome Davis played at the University of Minnesota.