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01-05-2006, 06:53 PM
Talks intensify between Vikings, Eagles OC Childress
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Four days after firing Mike Tice, the Minnesota Vikings are closing in on hiring a new coach.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Thursday that talks between the Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress are intensifying as he appears to be the leading candidate for Minnesota's open head coaching job. Childress has interviews scheduled with other NFL teams, including the Houston Texans, and the Vikings are concerned that they could lose him if they don't reach a deal soon.

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli previously reported that Childress arrived in Minneapolis on Monday evening after the Vikings were granted permission to speak with him. He met Tuesday with Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and other club officials.

Childress, 49, coached 21 seasons in the college ranks, including a stint as the offensive coordinator at Wisconsin, before joining Andy Reid's staff in Philadelphia in 1999.

01-05-2006, 06:58 PM
Vikings | Childress chosen as new head coach; must now reach contract
Thu, 5 Jan 2006 16:35:10 -0800

Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the Minnesota Vikings have chosen Brad Childress, formerly the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles, as their new head coach. The two sides have begun negotiations and as long as they can work out contract terms, the team is expected to name him their head coach Friday, Jan. 6, at a press conference.

That's one less opening for Saunders.

siberian khatru
01-05-2006, 07:00 PM
I'm more impressed with Saunders as an OC.