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Vikings and Leslie Frazier in “Serious Negotiations”

January 1, 2011

The search for a new Vikings’ head coach may end before if even gets started. Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the team and interim head coach Leslie Frazier are in “serious negotiations” over permanently removing the “interim” tag from his title. From Zulgad:

“NFL sources said Friday night that the sides are involved in serious discussions that could result in Frazier being named the team’s permanent coach at some point after Sunday’s regular-season finale in Detroit. It’s believed Frazier could receive a contract in the neighborhood of three years.”

Vikings players have endorsed Frazier since taking over for Brad Childress in November, and his turnaround of the Vikings’ season has been impressive. In just five games, Frazier has already matched his predecessor’s 2010 win total, and if he can lead his team to victory over the upstart Detroit Lions, his interim record would improve to 4-2.

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