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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2009,  file photo, Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier attends NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. The Vikings fired Childress on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010,cutting ties with a head coach who had come under increasing fire from his players _ and his boss _ for everything from their horrid start to his 1-2 playoff record and his abrupt decisions. Frazier will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. (AP Photo/Jim Mone,file)
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2009, file photo, Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier attends NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. The Vikings fired Childress on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010,cutting ties with a head coach who had come under increasing fire from his players _ and his boss _ for everything from their horrid start to his 1-2 playoff record and his abrupt decisions. Frazier will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. (AP Photo/Jim Mone,file)

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