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Minnesota targeting Fisch for coordinator spot

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Minnesota's extensive search for an offensive coordinator has centered on Denver Broncos wide receivers coach Jedd Fisch.

ESPN.com's AFC West blogger Bill Williamson is reporting that Fisch likely will accept an offer to take over the Golden Gophers offense.

After East Carolina's Todd Fitch and Oklahoma State's Gunter Brewer pulled out of the running during the weekend, Golden Gophers head coach Tim Brewster targeted Fisch, a 32-year-old with eight years of NFL experience. Fisch interviewed for the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator vacancy on Monday.

Brewster had hoped to announce his choice for offensive coordinator on Monday. He told me via text message on Friday that the candidate pool was down to two candidates, one of which was Fitch.

Mike Dunbar resigned as Minnesota's offensive coordinator on Jan. 6 after the Gophers dropped their final five games this season.