Gophers coaches, players wearing bracelets to honor Mike Sherels
September 1, 2016 — 7:07pm
Video (00:23) : Gophers linebackers coach Mike Sherels, who is recovering from an undisclosed health issue, watched his players before Thursday's opener vs. Oregon State
Gophers coach Tracy Claeys and his football team are wearing bracelets to honor assistant coach Mike Sherels, who is on leave recovering from an undisclosed medical condition.
Sherels is attending Thursday's opener against Oregon State and watching from the coaching booth at TCF Bank Stadium. The 31-year-old from Rochester, Minn. underwent multiple surgeries in August. He has been visiting the football facility and made an appearance at last Saturday’s practice.
Teresa Claeys, sister of the Gophers head coach, had maroon and gold bracelets made for the coaches and players with “#SherelsStrong” on them.
Keith Jordan is serving as acting linebackers coach, while Sherels recovers.
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.
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