Before joining the Vikings, McKinnie concluded a 20-year career as a college basketball coach, including a three-year stint as an assistant coach for the University of Miami (1994-96).
McKinnie played football at the University of Iowa from 1965-67, where he earned All-Big 10 honors as a running back. He graduated in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in speech and dramatic arts. Following graduation, McKinnie played five seasons of professional football with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League (1968-71, ’73). He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972, but played the season with the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas City Chiefs.Silas Anthony McKinnie was born in Detroit. He attended Robichaud High School in Dearborn, Mich., where he earned all-state honors in both football and basketball. He has a daughter, Ixchel, and a son, Lance.
Tim Twentyman covers all the key questions from Jim Caldwell's Tuesday press conference including the no-call, issues on offense and more.
Defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker had surgery Tuesday afternoon and will be placed on injured reserve by the Lions at some point this week.
Head coach Jim Caldwell talks about his takeaways from the film after the team's loss to the Seahawks including the defense and the final play.
NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino weighs in on if there should have been a penalty on Seattle for batting Calvin Johnson's fumble out of the end zone.