The Minnesota Vikings fired head coach Brad Childress, today, and named defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier interim coach. ESPN.com, and the Associated Press, have the story, below.

Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress answers questions from the media during a press conference at Winter Park on October 6, 2010 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Childress made it official that the Vikings signed wide receiver Randy Moss.

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Brad Childress is gone, one season after he famously picked up Brett Favre at the airport, got a contract extension and came within a field goal of reaching the Super Bowl.

The Minnesota Vikings fired Childress on Monday, ending an eventful and often tumultuous run with the team marred recently by player unrest, livid fans and an angry boss over everything from his abrupt decisions to a 3-7 start.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who has interviewed seven times for NFL head coaching jobs, will serve as interim coach for the remainder of the season. Frazier and owner Zygi Wilf, who stormed out of the locker room after Minnesota's 31-3 loss at home to rival Green Bay on Sunday, were scheduled to talk with reporters at 4 p.m. ET.

Minnesota Vikings fire coach Brad Childress, name Leslie Frazier interim coach - ESPN.