VIKINGS-SAINTS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ head coach Mike Tice and Saints’ defensive line coach Sam Clancy were teammates with the Seattle Seahawks from 1992-93…Vikings’ tight ends coach John Tice played 10 seasons for the New Orleans Saints (1983-92) and had 158 receptions for 1,602 yards and 18 TDs during his career…Vikings’ defensive coordinator Willie Shaw coached the Saints’ defensive backs in 1997…Saints’ head coach Jim Haslett coached the Raiders’ linebackers in 1992-93 when Vikings’ LB Greg Biekert played for the Raiders…Biekert was a teammate of Saints’ LB coach Winston Moss and DT Grady Jackson with the Raiders… Saints’ WR Jake Reed was a third-round pick of the Vikings in 1991 and played 10 seasons (1991-99, 2000) in Minnesota…Reed’s brother, Dale Carter, played for the Vikings in 2001…Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett and defensive backfield coach Chuck Knox coached on the Green Bay staff with Saints’ offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy…Knox played at the University of Arizona in 1984-85 when Saints’ TE coach Bob Palic was on the Wildcats’ staff…Saints’ WR coach Hubbard Alexander was on the Vikings’ staff from 1998-99…Saints’ RB coach Dave Atkins was on Minnesota’s staff from 1997-99…Saints’ defensive assistant/quality control coach Greg Brown coached at Colorado when Vikings’ LB Greg Biekert, S Ronnie Bradford, and DT Darius Holland played for the Buffaloes. Brown also coached in Atlanta when the Vikings’ Bradford, LB Henri Crockett, and DE Chuck Wiley played for the Falcons...Saints’ special teams coach Al Everest coached in Arizona when Vikings’ S Corey Chavous played for the Cardinals…Vikings’ special teams coach Jay Hayes and Saints’ QB coach Mike Sheppard were on the California staff together in 1992…Vikings’ assistant head coach/DL coach George O’Leary was on the Chargers’ staff in 1992-93 when Saints’ K John Carney played for San Diego…Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan coached at Idaho when Saints’ OT Spencer Folau played for the Vandals. Linehan also coached at Washington when Saints’ WR Jerome Pathon played for the Huskies…Vikings’ OL Cory Withrow was a teammate of Saints’ S Steve Gleason at Washington State…Vikings’ DE Lorenzo Bromell played at Clemson with Saints’ TE Lamont Hall…Vikings’ G Corbin Lacina and Saints’ CB Ken Irvin played together in Buffalo…Vikings’ RB Michael Bennett and WR Nick Davis were teammates with Saints’ LB Roger Knight at Wisconsin…Vikings’ FB Harold Morrow and Saints’ OT Victor Riley and DE Willie Whitehead were teammates at Auburn…Vikings’ LB Lemanski Hall played in Dallas in 1999 with Saints’ P Toby Gowin.