Best Twitter Reactions to Mike Zimmer Becoming Minnesota Vikings Head Coach

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Best Twitter Reactions to Mike Zimmer Becoming Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
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The Cincinnati Bengals have lost their second assistant coach this offseason as defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is being named the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

Zimmer was viewed as the favorite for the job since first interviewing with the team two weeks ago, and this hiring came as no surprise. It's well deserved for him.

According to editor Geoff Hobson, Zimmer's 2013 Bengals defense held opponents to 17 points and 1.1 touchdowns per game and finished third in the NFL defensive rankings, tying for the second-highest ranking in franchise history.

Needless to say, many Bengals players were sad and joyful to see him finally become a head coach. Bittersweet best describes how safety George Iloka and many of the Bengals feel right now:

Linebacker Ray Maualuga couldn't fit all of his words onto Twitter, but Twitlonger works:

Gonna miss you coach Zimmer! Wish you nothing but the best in Minnesota. You brought out the best in each of your players! So honored to have been coached by you!

Fans got to see Zimmer on this year's Hard Knocks with the Bengals, and former NFL player and current NBC Sports Network Analyst Ross Tucker thinks the Vikings should do it with Zim this year:

CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman has raved about Zimmer in the past, and he pointed out how he was key in developing Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict:

Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison thinks Zimmer's matchup with his former college and current Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden will be worth watching:  

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones saw his career revived under Zimmer in Cincinnati, and he was as happy as anyone to see Zim finally get that head-coaching opportunity: 

Congratulations are certainly in order for Zimmer, who's finally getting to live out his dream of being a head coach in the greatest sports league in the world.  

Jason Marcum is a student in the B/R advanced sports media program. You can find more of his work at Stripe Hype and follow him on Twitter @UK_Fans

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