Bud Grant, stoic coach of powerful Vikings teams, dies at 95

(Eagan, MN)  —  The greatest head coach in Vikings history is dead at the age of 95.  Bud Grant passed away early Saturday morning.  Grant coached the Vikings from 1967 until 1983, and he came back to coach the team for one more season in 1985.  Minnesota made all four of its Super Bowl appearances during Grant’s tenure, losing all four.  He went 158-96-and-5 during the regular season and 10-12 in the postseason.  Grant also spent a pair of seasons as an N-B-A player for the Minneapolis Lakers, and he won an N-B-A Championship in 1950.  Grant was a multi-sport athlete at the University of Minnesota after growing up in Superior, Wisconsin.