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Posted at 3:00 PM ET, 01/ 2/2011

Leslie Frazier to be named Minnesota Vikings' coach...permanently

By Cindy Boren

Leslie Frazier will be the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings next year.

The interim job, which Frazier has held since Brad Childress was fired Nov. 22, will officially be his this week, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Despite the daily Brett Favre drama and the distractions of having three straight games either postponed or moved (or some combination of the two) because of the Metrodome roof collapse and the blizzard in Philadelphia, the Vikings under Frazier are 3-2 (before Sunday's game). They lost to the Giants in a game moved to Detroit after the roof fell in and to the Bears outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium but upset the Eagles in a game moved to Tuesday last week.

"The thing that I've tried to do is to try and get [the team] focused on the opponent," Frazier said Friday. "That's what I've been trying to do from Day 1. ... Build trust within our team where they're trusting their teammates, they're trusting their coaches and vice versa. I can't say it's one particular thing, but you guys know what leadership looks like, and that's important in the role that I'm in. It makes a huge difference. However way you define leadership, that's what I've tried to provide."

By Cindy Boren  | January 2, 2011; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  NFL  
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