VIKINGS-LIONS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ TE Byron Chamberlain attended Missouri in 1991 when Lions’ head coach Marty Mornhinweg coached tight ends/slots for the Tigers…Vikings’ DT Darius Holland played for Green Bay when Mornhinweg was on the Packers’ staff…Holland was a teammate of Lions’ QB Ty Detmer in Green Bay and with the Cleveland Browns…Vikings’ defensive line coach Brian Baker (1997-2000) and defensive backs coach Willie Shaw (1985-1988) were assistant coaches with Detroit. Shaw and Lions’ defensive assistant/quality control coach Don Clemons were both assistant coaches at Arizona State from 1980-1984 and Shaw also coached with Detroit’s defensive coordinator Kurt Schottenheimer in Kansas City …Vikings’ OT Chris Liwienski was a 7th round draft choice of Detroit in 1998…Vikings’ strength and conditioning coach Steve Wetzel was on the Redskins’ coaching staff with Lions’ strength and conditioning coach Jason Arapoff…Lions’ offensive assistant Sherman Lewis was the Vikings’ offensive coordinator in 2000-01…Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett and DB coach Chuck Knox Jr. coached with Lewis in Green Bay in 1999…Vikings’ DEs Kenny Mixon and Chuck Wiley played with Lions’ WR Larry Foster at Louisiana State…Vikings’ K Hayden Epstein was a teammate of Lions’ OT Jeff Backus and DE James Hall at Michigan…Vikings’ defensive assistant Pete Bercich played at Notre Dame with Lions’ CB Todd Lyght…Vikings’ G Everett Lindsay was a teammate of Lions’ DT Kelvin Pritchett at Mississippi…Lions’ WR Bill Schroeder played with Vikings’ LB Jim Nelson and DT Darius Holland with the Packers and when Charlie Baggett was the Packers’ receivers coach in 1999…Vikings’ CB Tyrone Carter, S Jack Brewer, and OT Adam Haayer were teammates of Lions’ CB Jimmy Wyrick at the University of Minnesota…Vikings’ S Willie Offord played at South Carolina with Lions’ DE Kalimba Edwards and CB André Goodman…Vikings’ QB Shaun Hill played at Maryland with Lions’ TE Matt Murphy…Lions’ S Lamar Campbell played at Wisconsin when Vikings’ special teams coach Jay Hayes was on the Badgers’ staff…Vikings’ DE Chuck Wiley and G Corbin Lacina played with Lions’ CB Eric Davis during their time with the Carolina Panthers…Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett was on the Michigan State staff when Lions’ LB Josh Thornhill played for the Spartans…Vikings’ assistant head coach/defensive line coach George O’Leary and Lions’ special teams coach Chuck Priefer coached together at Georgia Tech from 1987-91 and with the San Diego Chargers from 1992-93…Vikings’ S Corey Chavous and S Ronnie Bradford played in Arizona when Lions’ LB coach Glenn Pires and OL coach Carl Mauck were on the Cardinals’ staff...Vikings’ LB Lemanski Hall played at Alabama when Lions’ WR coach Larry Kirksey was on the Crimson Tide staff.