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Childress chooses Florida workout over Clausen's Pro Day

On Friday, former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen will work out in South Bend.  On that same day, Vikings coach Brad Childress will be speaking at a Florida football coaches clinic in Gainesville.  Per the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Childress will then stick around to work out draft-eligible Gators like quarterback Tim Tebow, center Maurkice Pouncey, defensive ends Carlos Dunlap and Jermaine Cunningham, safety Major Wright, and receiver Riley Cooper.

Childress didn’t attend Florida’s March 17 Pro Day workout; V.P. of player personnel Rick Spielman was present instead.

Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune reported earlier today that offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will be attending Clausen’s workout.

Some think that, despite other needs, the Vikings would consider taking a quarterback with the 30th pick in round one, given that Brett Favre likely has only one year left, if that much.

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36 Responses to “Childress chooses Florida workout over Clausen's Pro Day”
  1. Osterhouse says: Apr 8, 2010 10:21 PM

    He wont be there. Somone would move up and snag him before 30, even if it is the Vikings moving up, someone moves up and takes him b4 30

  2. mrlelli says: Apr 8, 2010 10:21 PM

    He better find a future QB because Grandpa will be done after this the 2010 season!!!

  3. JSpicoli says: Apr 8, 2010 10:21 PM

    Wow,
    Childress is not omnipresent.

  4. Cannon says: Apr 8, 2010 10:22 PM

    Childress is the keynote speaker at Florida’s coaching clinic; that, more than the workouts is the reason for the trip. http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/90222037.html

  5. CanadianVikingFan says: Apr 8, 2010 10:25 PM

    Seems like they have some interest in Tebow, of course neither of them would ever admit it.

  6. buck_u_pack_haterz says: Apr 8, 2010 10:25 PM

    i hope the queens draft this loser so they can keep that LIFETIME LOSER status going
    LA QUEENS 2012

  7. JimmySmith says: Apr 8, 2010 10:29 PM

    The amazing part is that Childress will be speaking at a coaches clinic. What’s he going to talk about? How to count to 11? How to throw players under the bus? How he is smarter than Bill Bellicheat?
    With his monotone speaking style, I hope they don’t put him on right after lunch.

  8. Percy Nugz says: Apr 8, 2010 10:32 PM

    Tim Tebow could be an awesome replacement at full back for Tahi. Assuming its not higher than a fourth round pick.

  9. Ryan says: Apr 8, 2010 10:34 PM

    They have a QB of the furture in t-jak. He showed alot of improvement last year when given the chance.

  10. Hauschild says: Apr 8, 2010 10:41 PM

    “…given that Brett Favre likely has only one year left, if that much.”
    Ha! Don’t bet on it!

  11. Raider Pride says: Apr 8, 2010 10:41 PM

    If they want to keep Brett there is no possible way they can draft a QB. Not even in the 7 Th frickin round.
    It would be disrespectful to Brett.
    Do the right thing Chilly. Bend over.

  12. Mav69r says: Apr 8, 2010 10:46 PM

    they are going to draft Tebow… favre isn’t coming back… grandpa’s can’t play in the NFL

  13. thejabronisayz says: Apr 8, 2010 10:47 PM

    “draft-eligible Gators LIKE quarterback Tim Tebow”
    You just had to get in your daily Tebow show, didn’t you?

  14. MasterShake says: Apr 8, 2010 11:16 PM

    McNabb will be there after Favre leaves so why waste a pick now? Especially that high? Are you high?
    Or Warner, Bulger, Delly, basically any other decent old QB.

  15. Jackson says: Apr 8, 2010 11:42 PM

    WOW! Hey let a REAL Vikings fan make a comment, instead of all you haters.
    Chilly is smarter and a better coach than he’s been given credit.
    It would be extremely smart for the Vikings to draft a QB in the 1st or 2nd round. Problem is, MN has only done that 4 times in their entire history.
    The last two: Daunte Culpepper and Tommy Kramer, worked out for awhile.
    Personally, I’d like to see Colt McCoy in a MN uniform. he’s this year’s Drew Brees, very talented, accurate, and undervalued.

  16. SayItAin'tSoFlorio says: Apr 8, 2010 11:51 PM

    Your headline is a little bit deceiving (not the first time).
    I doubt if Childress actually made a choice to speak at Florida’s football clinic rather than attend Jimmy Clausen’s workout. I’m sure he accepted the invitation from Urban Meyer long before he knew Clausen would schedule a workout the same day in the second week of April in South Bend (due to injury).

  17. Gautam says: Apr 9, 2010 12:01 AM

    # buck_u_pack_haterz says: April 8, 2010 10:25 PM
    i hope the queens draft this loser so they can keep that LIFETIME LOSER status going
    LA QUEENS 2012
    —————
    not been following Florida’s program over the last few years eh ?
    Tebow may not be a NFL-ready QB but you cannot say he’s a loser.

  18. The Devil says: Apr 9, 2010 12:06 AM

    Favre has 3 years left in him.
    They need a new stadium in MN!!
    why does my mouth taste like crotch?

  19. employer says: Apr 9, 2010 12:19 AM

    Favre plays two more seasons.

  20. Adam says: Apr 9, 2010 2:45 AM

    Ryan says:
    April 8, 2010 10:34 PM
    They have a QB of the furture in t-jak. He showed alot of improvement last year when given the chance.
    LOLZ! Duh, yer funny!
    Dude, he still isn’t good. If I had to pick tween “T-Jack” and Kolb, I’d take Kolb in a second.

  21. allday28 says: Apr 9, 2010 3:48 AM

    yeah grandpas that put up better numbers then 90% of the Qbs in the NFL…… oh yeah did the packers make it to the NFC championship again? whoops! no they tried though! cute.

  22. pondbridge says: Apr 9, 2010 4:03 AM

    Head fake by Mr. Mackie from South Park. Watch him draft Clausen now if he slips past the Top 9. At this age, Fauve is overdue for another of his stinko years, and Childress knows that. McCoy is overlooked, and if Childress is actually smarter than Belichick (doubtful) then that’s who he’ll grab.

  23. bobinpuertorico says: Apr 9, 2010 4:10 AM

    Now I am really disappointed. How can Childress miss Clausen’s Pro Day?
    I thought after taking Suh in the first and Okung in the second round, the Vikings were planning to take either Clausen or Bradford with their third round pick.

  24. chickenragnar says: Apr 9, 2010 8:20 AM

    JimmySmith says:
    April 8, 2010 10:29 PM
    The amazing part is that Childress will be speaking at a coaches clinic. What’s he going to talk about? How to count to 11? How to throw players under the bus? How he is smarter than Bill Bellicheat?
    With his monotone speaking style, I hope they don’t put him on right after lunch.
    ========================
    I hope it isn’t after lunch either. I hear McCarthy will be there, after he decimates the buffet they won’t be able to here Chilly talk, because of all the burping and farting eminating from Mumbles’ table.
    ————————————————-
    Raider Pride says:
    April 8, 2010 10:41 PM
    If they want to keep Brett there is no possible way they can draft a QB. Not even in the 7 Th frickin round.
    It would be disrespectful to Brett.
    Do the right thing Chilly. Bend over.
    ================================
    A Raider fan, talking about QBs…isn’t that precious?
    Turd, you have no room to talk about other teams…..at least until your team is back in the NFL.

  25. Detective McGarnacle says: Apr 9, 2010 8:44 AM

    i don’t understand why they think the vikings will take that Florida center. they have a center, and he played pretty well for his 1st year.

  26. jurnee16 says: Apr 9, 2010 9:51 AM

    yeah as a UF student I would prefer that our coaches don’t take advice from Brad Childress….

  27. chickenragnar says: Apr 9, 2010 9:54 AM

    Detective:
    It’s because he was atrocious with run blocking.
    Between Sullivan and the RG position it was not good.
    That explains why All Day’s Numbers dipped a bit. They missed Birk more than they thought they would.

  28. VonCreeper says: Apr 9, 2010 9:57 AM

    If MN drafts Tebow (or any other QB with its first or second round pick) it’ll prove beyond a doubt that this franchise really doesn’t bother to learn from the past. Did they not see Brent’s hissy fit when GB drafted Rodgers five years ago? Did they not see the quotes from Brent where he publicly said ‘it’s not my job’ to help a young QB learn the ways of the NFL?
    C’mon, MN – draft a QB so we can watch the monkey poop fly in all directions. Not to mention, since Chilly is such a QB guru as well as a management genius, I’m sure someday Tebow could have as much to offer as T-Joke.

  29. Supersuckers says: Apr 9, 2010 11:40 AM

    chickenragnar says:
    April 9, 2010 9:54 AM
    Detective:
    It’s because he was atrocious with run blocking.
    Between Sullivan and the RG position it was not good.
    That explains why All Day’s Numbers dipped a bit. They missed Birk more than they thought they would.
    ——————-
    Hang on to the nut Adrian!

  30. chickenragnar says: Apr 9, 2010 1:23 PM

    Van Peeper:
    Did you happen to see the sidelines last year?
    Everytime they showed Favre over there, TJack was over there asking questions or looking at pics with him.
    He had a hissy fit and pulled his shit because Teabag drafted GAYRod well befor he need to draft a QB. His 1st retirement was a forced issue.
    Don’t worry about the Vikes QB situation, it’s in good hands.

  31. Supersuckers says: Apr 9, 2010 3:35 PM

    chickenragnar says:
    April 9, 2010 1:23 PM
    Van Peeper:
    Did you happen to see the sidelines last year?
    Everytime they showed Favre over there, TJack was over there asking questions or looking at pics with him.
    He had a hissy fit and pulled his shit because Teabag drafted GAYRod well befor he need to draft a QB. His 1st retirement was a forced issue.
    Don’t worry about the Vikes QB situation, it’s in good hands.
    —————
    Favre first started talking retirement in 2003. Back then you could take Favre at his word. Better get prepared when your QB starts talking retirement. Well done Teddy!! Stay Steady!!

  32. okemon says: Apr 10, 2010 3:46 PM

    whats the overall record between the pack and the vikings?

  33. okemon says: Apr 10, 2010 3:58 PM

    anyway…… everyone keeps putting the drafting of T Jack on chilly…… i cant remember his name…. but it was someone else ‘s decision to jump up and grab T Jack. they may have drafted him anyway but at a later pick. the other guy is no longer with the vikings because of the way he handled the draft.
    and T Jack is improving by the way…. but I have to admit…. neither T Jack nor Sage looked like they wanted to be #1 in last years preseason. I don’t know maybe they heard Favre was coming to the team….. T Jack though, I’m sure, is improving. A guy like Favre has so many insites and to just witness the improvement over the receiving corps should boost confidence in either back up QB

  34. okemon says: Apr 10, 2010 4:00 PM

    I agree, about sullivan and the tackle position not run blocking…… I agree they missed Birk …. I was very disappointed with the decision not to sign him.
    Birk was a beast.

  35. okemon says: Apr 10, 2010 4:06 PM

    Favre did better than Favre haters hoped….. They actually hoped he would fail….. and since he did so well, They still can’t stand it. its because they hate. we should ship all haters to an island. i mean haters who cant get passed their own insane obsessions….. that would also free up everyone else to have conversations that can build into something great rather than constantly being distracted by people who just hate

  36. okemon says: Apr 10, 2010 4:17 PM

    Favre did better than Favre haters hoped….. They actually hoped he would fail….. and since he did so well, They still can’t stand it. its because they hate. we should ship all haters to an island. i mean haters who cant get passed their own insane obsessions….. that would also free up everyone else to have conversations that can build into something great rather than constantly being distracted by people who just hate

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