Sports reporter | Vikings

After graduating from Apple Valley High School, Goessling majored in accounting and journalism at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters. He coaches high school track and field and cross country, plays electric guitar and enjoys volunteering at Hope Academy in the Phillips neighborhood.

At the end of the Spielman-Zimmer era, the Vikings were a team on edge

For eight years, Mike Zimmer's unremitting approach yielded more wins than any coach not named Bud Grant or Dennis Green, but ultimately wore thin on his players.

Vikings request interviews with seven coaches, including Todd Bowles

The team asked to speak with NFL assistants who are currently coaching in the playoffs like the Packers' Nathaniel Hackett and the Cowboys' Kellen Moore and Dan Quinn.

Vikings seek interviews with Raiche, Ossenfort, six others for GM job

Catherine Raiche, the Eagles' VP of football operations, would be the first woman to interview for a GM job in NFL history. Monti Ossenfort, the Titans' player personnel director, is a Luverne native and Minnesota Morris alumnus.

Vikings request interviews with four for GM job; here are four others to watch

The first two days of the Vikings' general manager and coaching searches have played out relatively quietly, but there were signs things were starting to pick up as of Wednesday evening.

Wilfs clean house; players want coach who can connect with them

Owners Mark and Zygi Wilf say they'll hire a new general manager before naming a new coach. Veteran Eric Kendricks said some of ex-coach Mike Zimmer's sharp-tongued critiques didn't sit well with players.

Vikings sack Zimmer, Spielman; replacement search starting now

Coach Mike Zimmer and General Manager Rick Spielman had two years remaining on their contracts. But a day after the Vikings finished 8-9 and missed the playoffs, owners Zygi and Mark Wilf opted for a total reset.

Beginning of the end? Vikings await big decisions after beating Bears

Kirk Cousins dropped to a knee on the final play as fans booed the decision not to give Justin Jefferson a shot at a team receiving record. Bigger decisions await the team.

Five bets the Vikings made in 2021 that didn't pay off

A veteran secondary. A healthy front seven. A bigger offensive line. A first-time offensive play-caller. A spotty vaccination record.

Vikings-Bears preview: 3 story lines, 2 key matchups, 1 prediction

The result of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium could come down to which team plays harder for a coach who might be in his final game.

Vikings' Smith is a safety of his time, trying to adapt to changing NFL

At the end of his 10th NFL season, safety Harrison Smith remains a hallmark of the Vikings defense for his ability to disguise blitzes and coverage shifts.