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.
With the Lions and Packers set for a showdown game at Lambeau on Sunday to decide the NFC North, this week’s Monday Countdown looks back at the Lions' last win at Lambeau.
Tim Twentyman covers all the news from the Lions’ 20-14 victory over the Bears including better QB play moving forward, Reggie Bush’s opportunity and more.
Four Downs following the Lions’ 20-14 victory over the Bears includes ‘Meet us at Lambeau’, the suspicious stomp, a special teams struggle and Quin for the win.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford talks about the team's 20-14 win over Chicago, positive takeaways from the victory and playing for the division next week against Green Bay.