The Gophers have hired Tracy Claeys as their head football coach. He's agreed to a 3-year contract. The move removes the interim tag off his title of Interim head football coach. Claeys replaced Jerry Kill earlier this season after Kill resigned due to health concerns.
The Gopher football team is picked 3rd in the Big Ten West Division preseason media poll. Wisconsin is picked to win the West Division with Nebraska 2nd. Wisconsin was picked to win the Division on 32 of 40 first place ballots,
The Gopher football team will play Texas Tech Friday night at 8pm in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 7:00. The Gophers are 6-6 while Texas Tech is 7-5. Minnesota hasn't played since November 24.
The Gopher football team will play Texas Tech at 8pm Friday December 28 in Texas in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Minnesota is 6-6 but just 2-6 in the Big Ten this season while Texas Tech is 7-5 overall and 4-5 in the Big 12.
The Gopher football team defeated Illinois 17-3 at Illinois Saturday to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2009. Minnesota fell behind 3-0 but tied the game at 3 going into halftime. Donnell Kirkwood ran 28 times for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns for Minnesota and Philip Nelson threw for just 78 yards and ran for 24 yards for the Gophers.
Michigan beat the Gophers 34-13 Saturday to keep the Little Brown Jug on their sideline again. Minnesota scored the first touchdown of the game but trailed 14-7 at halftime. Philip Nelson was 13-29 passing for 142 yards and 1 touchdown with no interceptions and 37 yards rushing. Donnell Kirkwood led the Gophers rushing for 58 yards on 16 carries.
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