Vikings Fire Brad Childress; Ex-Bear Leslie Frazier Replaces Him

FoxSports' Jay Glazer tweeted the news: the Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Brad Childress today, shortly after owner Zygi Wilf gave him the dreaded "vote of confidence":

Breaking news: brad childress has been fired as head coach of the minnesota vikins!less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

Leslie Frazier, who was a Bears cornerback for five years from 1981-85 and was a member of the Super Bowl team, has been Vikings defensive coordinator since 2007 and, via the Vikings official Twitter feed, has been named Interim Coach for the rest of the year:

The Vikings have relieved Brad Childress of his coaching duties and Leslie Frazier has been named Interim Coach for the rest of the season.less than a minute ago via web

The Bears face the Vikings in Minnesota for a Monday Night Football date on Dec. 20. Will Brett Favre still be the quarterback by then? Or will Frazier institute sweeping changes? One thing is for sure -- the Vikings won't have to walk on eggs in their locker room any more; Childress had a reputation as a bad players' coach. More details at the mothership, SBNation.com, at SB Nation Minnesota, and SB Nation's Vikings blog The Daily Norseman.

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