The Vikings don’t have a head coach, but they’re hanging onto their old assistants, just in case the next guy wants them.

According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, the Vikings denied the Falcons’ request for permission to interview offensive line coach Jeff Davidson.

The Falcons cleared out both line coaches, and they’re familiar with Davidson’s work, as he was previously the Panthers offensive coordinator.

Davidson’s a respected position coach, and the Falcons clearly need an upgrade there. But at the moment, the Vikings are sitting on his rights, likely until they decide who the head coach will be.

While that means Davidson still has a year of a guaranteed contract remaining, it’s still an unfair position to put him in, as he’s blocked from an opportunity that might be filled when the Vikings make their final decision.