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Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith (R) and offensive coordinator Mike Tice stand on the field during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on December 16, 2012 in Chicago. The Packers won 21-13. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Michael Peter Tice (born February 2, 1959 in Bayshore, New York) is an American football National Football League coach, best known as the former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. He is currently the Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tice attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he played quarterback. He played tight end in the National Football League from 1981 to 1995 with the Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings.

He was the offensive line coach for the Vikings prior to becoming the head coach. Tice took over head coaching duties on an interim basis for the final game of the 2001 season, replacing Dennis Green, and then was officially named head coach on January 10, 2002. He became the sixth head coach in team history and the first former Viking player to assume the role.

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