As Gophers interim coach Tracy Claeys has said, the team doesn't expect any injured players back for the Ohio State game. Thursday’s injury report listed the following players as out: Isaiah Gentry, Ace Rogers, Damarius Travis, Eric Carter, Jeff Jones, Craig James, Josh Campion, Brian Bobek, Lincoln Plsek and Scott Ekpe.
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.
Coach P.J. Fleck is honoring former Gophers tackle Nick Connelly, who died Wednesday, with a helmet decal and lime green wristbands. The Gophers also have a helmet decal in honor of Maryland's Jordan McNair, who died after an offseason workout.