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10-30-2002, 02:58 PM
Vikings’ defensive coordinator Willie Shaw was the defensive coordinator for the Raiders in 1998 when Bucs’ head coach Jon Gruden was the head coach in Oakland. Gruden and Vikings DB coach Chuck Knox, Jr. were on the Philadelphia Eagles staff together…Vikings’ LB Greg Biekert and DE Lance Johnstone played for Gruden with the Raiders…Bucs’ TE Rickey Dudley played with Biekert and Johnstone in Oakland…Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was a Vikings’ assistant coach from 1991-94 and was also a member of the staff from 1986-89…Bucs’ C Jeff Christy played for the Vikings from 1993-99 and QB Brad Johnson played in Minnesota from 1992-98. Christy earned Pro Bowl berths following 1998 and ’99 with the Vikings and Johnson started his 1st career games with the Vikings after being selected in the 9th round of the 1992 Draft…Vikings’ WR Chris Walsh played at Stanford with Bucs’ S John Lynch…Vikings’ LB Henri Crockett was a teammate of Bucs’ LB Derrick Brooks, S Dexter Jackson, and DE Greg Spires at Florida State…Vikings’ QB Daunte Culpepper played with Bucs’ OL Cornell Green and WR Charles Lee at Central Florida…Vikings’ DEs Kenny Mixon and Chuck Wiley played on the defensive line at LSU with Bucs’ DT Anthony McFarland…Vikings’ CB Corey Chavous played with Bucs’ RB Michael Pittman and DE Simeon Rice with the Arizona Cardinals and was a teammate of Bucs’ TE Todd Yoder at Vanderbilt…Vikings’ DE Lance Johnstone played at Temple with Bucs’ LB Alshermond Singleton…Vikings’ CB Brian Williams and S Jason Perry played at N.C. State with Bucs’ DE Corey Smith…Vikings’ LB Jim Nelson was a teammate of Bucs’ WR Joe Jurevicius at Penn State…Vikings’ RB James Wofford played at UNLV when Bucs’ linebackers coach Joe Barry was on the Running Rebels’ staff…Bucs’ WRs coach Richard Mann tutored Vikings’ WR Derrick Alexander in Kansas City from 1999-2000 and in Baltimore in 1997. Alexander was a teammate of Bucs’ WR Keenan McCardell and P Tom Tupa in Cleveland…Vikings’ DE Lorenzo Bromell played at Clemson when Bucs’ special teams coach Richard Bisaccia was on the Tigers’ staff…Vikings’ OT Lewis Kelly and Bucs’ DE Chartric Darby were teammates at South Carolina State…Vikings’ DT Darius Holland was a teammate of Bucs’ T Roman Oben in Cleveland…Bucs’ defensive quality control coach Raheem Morris played at Syracuse with Vikings’ K Gary Anderson and when Vikings’ assistant head coach/defensive line coach George O’Leary coached for the Orangemen…Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan coached with Bucs’ tight ends coach Art Valero at Idaho…Vikings’ offensive line coach Steve Loney was on the Iowa State staff with Bucs’ running backs coach Kirby Wilson…Vikings’ special teams coach Jay Hayes coached at Wisconsin when Bucs’ RB Aaron Stecker played for the Badgers.