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    Childress camps all business

    Posted on Thu, Jun. 22, 2006

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    Pioneer Press

    With the Vikings concluding mini-camps this week at Winter Park, Pro Bowl center Matt Birk said practices have been different under new coach Brad Childress.

    "They're a lot more business like," he said. "There's no down time. You get five minutes to put your shoes and stuff on."

    ) Childress says he's confident backup quarterback Mike McMahon, although he has been shaky in the past, can adequately fill in if starter Brad Johnson is injured.

    ) The Vikings report a record $400,000 was raised for their Children's Fund resulting from their first two events of the year, the Arctic Blast and a celebrity golf tournament. This week, Childress was added to the charity's seven-member board of directors.

    ) Ex-Vikings coach Mike Tice of the Jacksonville Jaguars returns home to Edina today, then heads to another home in Seattle for three weeks.

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    Re: Childress camps all business

    I'd rather they be like that so the players will be ready for the season, versus the way Tice had them..

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    Re: Childress camps all business

    Good to hear, No Goofing Off

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