The Vikings have denied the Giants' request to interview QB coach Kevin Stefanski for their vacant offensive coordinator position, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Stefanski was a top choice for the Giants, who could turn their attention to Eagles RB coach Duce Staley or former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, though he has been pursued by the Indianapolis Colts, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
The Vikings hired Eagles' QB coach John DeFilippo for their OC job on Thursday. Stefanski was up for that job and it was assumed the Giants would be able to interview and possibly hire him, but the Vikings rejected the interview request. Stefanski has spent the last 11 years in various jobs on the Vikings' coaching staff.
Being that Giants head coach Pat Shurmur plans to call his own plays this season, whoever is hired to be the OC could fill a dual role as QB coach too. Those are the last two spots on the coaching staff that Shurmur needs to fill.
Shurmur has already appointed James Bettcher as his defensive coordinator, Thomas McGaughey as special teams coordinator, as well as all the position coaches.