- Vikings head coach Brad Childress and asst. offensive line coach Jim Hueber were at Wisconsin when Packers T Mark Tauscher played for
the Badgers.
- Vikings G Steve Hutchinson and Packers CB Charles Woodson were teammates at Michigan for their 1997 national championship season.
- Vikings S Mike Doss played with Packers LB A.J. Hawk and DT Ryan Pickett at Ohio State.
- Pickett was also a teammate of Vikings CB Antoine Winfi eld with the Buckeyes.
- Vikings DT Kevin Williams was a teammate of Packers RB Vernand Morency at Oklahoma State.
- Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu and Packers CB Will Blackmon were teammates at Boston College.
- Vikings G Anthony Herrera played at Tennessee with Packers C Scott Wells and DT Justin Harrell.
- Vikings LB coach Fred Pagac and Packers special teams coordinator Mike Stock coached on the staff together at Ohio State.
- Vikings C Matt Birk was tutored as a senior at Harvard by Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin when he coached the offensive line for the
Crimson.
- Philbin and Packers DT Colin Cole were at Iowa in 2002 when Vikings LB Chad Greenway was a redshirt freshman.
- Vikings DT Pat Williams played at Texas A&M when Packers asst. special teams coach Shawn Slocum coached on the Aggies staff.
- Vikings defensive backs coach Joe Woods coached on the staff at Western Michigan when Packers WR Greg Jennings played for the
Broncos.
- Vikings QB coach Kevin Rogers coached on Virginia Tech’s staff when Packers S Aaron Rouse played for the Hokies.
- Vikings defensive asst./LBs Jeff Imamura was on the staff at Saginaw Valley State in 2003 when Packers WR Ruvell Martin played there.