Former Florida assistant Dan Quinn could be on the move on again.
The Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator is scheduled to interview for a pair of heading coaching jobs next month.
The Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings, who fired their coaches Monday, both reportedly have Quinn as one of their top candidates.
#Browns already have their first head coaching candidate lined up: #Seahawks DC Dan Quinn. Rising star.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2013
Vikings have requested permission to interview Seahawks DC Dan Quinn, as Browns have.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 30, 2013
Carroll: “I couldn’t be more fired up about Dan (Quinn’s) opportunities… after we’re done playing this season.”
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 30, 2013
Quinn, 43, was hired as Seattle’s coordinator in January to replace Gus Bradley, who is now head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Quinn’s defense led the NFL this season in points allowed, yards allowed, passing yards allowed and interceptions.
In his two years at UF, Quinn had the Gators ranked in the Top 10 nationally in total defense. He was a finalist in 2012 for the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in college football.
Prior to his time at Florida, Quinn served as defensive line coach for the Seahawks, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.