Vikings fire defensive coordinator Shaw in shakeup
...The Vikings fired defensive coordinator Willie Shaw late Tuesday night as one of a number of changes to their coaching staff, coach Mike Tice confirmed.
...Assistant head coach George O'Leary will replace Shaw, whose defense finished the 2002 season ranked 26th in the NFL.
The most significant move was the firing of Shaw
, who was in his
second stint with the organization.The Vikings' secondary coach in 1992 and '93, Shaw served as assistant head coach/defensive backs in 2001.Willie Shaw
, Tice said: "He's done a great job for us.
and O'Leary were there scouting practices for the East-West Shrine game and could not be reached to comment.