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Dungy Not Interested In Joining Vikings

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Sportscaster Tony Dungy arrives at The Cable Show 2010 "An Evening With NBC Universal" on May 12, 2010 in Universal City, Calif. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Sportscaster Tony Dungy arrives at The Cable Show 2010 “An Evening With NBC Universal” on May 12, 2010 in Universal City, Calif. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Tony Dungy says he’s not interested in returning as a coach or executive to help the Minnesota Vikings straighten things out.

Dungy tells The Associated Press that he’s happy working as an analyst for NBC and enjoys having the time to watch his son play college football at Oregon.

Dungy’s roots in Minnesota made him a popular candidate with fans to rescue the reeling Vikings. He played in college for the Golden Gophers and also was defensive coordinator for the Vikings under Denny Green in the 1990s.

The Vikings fired coach Brad Childress on Monday and promoted defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier to interim coach.

Frazier was an assistant on Dungy’s Colts staff that won the Super Bowl, and Dungy says he thinks Frazier will do a great job in a tough situation.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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