ANALYSIS: Vikings players privately say team in turmoil with Childress at helm
ST. PAUL - In January 2006, still stinging from the infamous Love Boat scandal, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf hired Brad Childress to clean up his dysfunctional organization.
One of eight NFL owners with a head coaching vacancy that offseason, Wilf was enamored of Childress' pedigree -- Childress had been offensive coordinator at the University of Wisconsin and with the Philadelphia Eagles -- and he quickly signed Childress to a five-year contract.
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