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Report: Frazier to remain head coach of Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Leslie Frazier has agreed to become the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, according to the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.

Frazier was named Minnesota's interim head coach on Nov. 22, a day after Brad Childress was fired after the teams got off to a 3-7 start and fans were calling for him to be let go.

The Vikings have gone 3-3 under Frazier and the former defensive coordinator has guided the team through some major headaches in the past few weeks.

Frazier said after the Vikings' 20-13 loss Sunday that he planned to talk with ownership Sunday night or today.

"Nothing has been solidified," said Frazier, a former defensive back with the Chicago Bears.

The Vikings have had two games delayed by winter storms and the roof of the Metrodome collapsed, forcing the team to play in the University of Minnesota's open-air TCF Bank Stadium in Week 15.

Childress was fired in a season where the Vikings were predicted to be Super Bowl contenders after reaching the NFC title game a year ago before losing the eventual Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

The franchise has endured a failed reunion with Randy Moss, numerous injuries to stars Brett Favre, Sidney Rice and Adrian Peterson and Favre was recently fined $50,000 by the league for not cooperating with a nearly season-long NFL investigation into Favre's alleged contact with a former New York Jets employee.

Frazier's deal is expected to be finalized today or Tuesday, the paper said.

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