Purdue coach Matt Painter made four official visits as a senior in high school – Purdue, Michigan State, Minnesota and Evansville. He said he gave serious consideration to the Gophers over the Boilermakers but opted to stay close to home.
The Vikings looked totally and utterly unprepared to play in a 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Listed as 16½-point favorites, the Vikings played as poorly as any team could possibly look in digging a crater in the first half.
Mike Sherels said Saturday morning that new Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck has informed him that he won't be part of his coaching staff. But Sherels remains hopeful that he will find a spot on Fleck's staff eventually.
The Big Ten should review all targeting penalties before imposing discipline. The Gophers will be without senior linebacker Nick Rallis for Saturday's first half at Nebraska because of a questionable call.