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Watch: Lesnar, Steveson grapple in the Gophers wrestling room

Serious question: Who ya got?

That likely rolled through the collective minds of all who saw a tweet from the Gophers wrestling team Wednesday afternoon, when Brock Lesnar sauntered back to campus and donned a sweatsuit to spar with freshman phenom Gable Steveson.

At 41 years old there's still plenty of grit left with Lesnar, the 2000 NCAA heavyweight champion for the Gophers. Lesnar, who wrestles professionally and has also been a Mixed Martial Arts fighter, is  currently the Universal Champion of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

But rather than taking folding chairs to the back of the head, this week he took the role of trainer to the budding star.

Steveson, who is 20-0 and the newly minted No. 1 at heavyweight, appreciated the afternoon session.

Ex-Vikings coach Brad Childress quits job in new football league

The brand new Alliance of American Football League's Atlanta Legends made a bit of a splash when they hired former Vikings coach Brad Childress, but Childress quit Wednesday before the season started.

There was no explanation for the departure. Childress is 62 and, after coaching the Vikings, worked as with his buddy Andy Reid in Kansas City after a short stint as Cleveland's offensive coordinator.

Initially, there was speculation that Childress might return to the NFL. Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski was interviewing for the Browns head coach job, and he has a close relationship with Childress. The Browns, however, hired Freddie Kitchens on Wednesday and Stefanski returned to the Vikings.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle, a longtime NFL assistant, would take over in Atlanta, where the team is starting its season on Feb. 9.