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Four of Wednesday's signees played quarterback in high school but will move to other positions. "Most times that [quarterback] is the best player at a lot of places," Gophers coach Tracy Claeys said.
After getting 20 official commitments to play football for Minnesota next year, coach Tracy Claeys said he's looking for the Gophers to add "explosion, size, strength and attitude."
Minnesota produced 14 players this year who will sign scholarship agreements with Power Five conference schools. The Gophers nabbed eight of them.
Despite tempting football offers, Carter Coughlin chose to continue his clan's Gophers legacy
Nine recruits have decommitted from the Gophers football program since Jerry Kill retired in late October, but new coach Tracy Claeys has added several key commitments, too.
Jay Johnson's offenses set records at last two stops.
If they formed a band, they could call it "Tracy Claeys and the Two Jays."Claeys introduced Jay Johnson as the Gophers' new offensive coordinator…
The ex-Roseville prep star is unsure where he will go.
Tracy Claeys is hoping Bart Miller can work his coaching magic again.
Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner had successful left foot surgery Wednesday and should take about four months to heal, the team announced."Mitch's surgery went well,"…
Jay Johnson's former QB expects balance and an easy transition for Gophers.
Craig James, Desmond Gant are transferring. Berkley Edwards might focus on track and field.
The junior quarterback scored a decisive fourth-quarter touchdown against Central Michigan, ending the program's seven-game bowl slide.
Gophers coach Tracy Claeys has picked Minnesota native Jay Johnson to be his next offensive coordinator, and former Wisconsin offensive line coach Bart Miller to hold that role with the program.
Big schools typically make money on bowl appearances, even in Detroit.
The Gophers quarterback has been playing with an injured left foot this season but hasn't missed a game.
Gophers freshmen Shannon Brooks and Rodney Smith have combined to rush for 1,240 yards this season, and that total could be higher if Smith hadn't sprained his right ankle.
Former Minneapolis Washburn star running back is transferring to a junior college in Iowa after struggling on and off the field. Coach Tracy Claeys called him "a great kid" and would welcome him back.
Former East Ridge quarterback Seth Green was one of seven recruits who officially signed to play for the Gophers on Wednesday, with plans to enroll at the university next month and participate in spring practice.
The Chippewas will present definite challenges with their passing offense and passing defense.
Chaska offensive lineman Matt Kegel announced Tuesday that he is decommitting from the Gophers.The 6-6, 300-pound Kegel is a consensus three-star recruit who also had…
Former East Ridge standout quarterback Seth Green committed to the Gophers along with four others, including former Viking Antoine Winfield's son.
Since Jerry Kill coached seven of this season's 12 games, he'll get 58 percent of his bonus. Tracy Claeys, who coached the final five games, will get the remaining 42 percent.
According to sources, the Gophers would welcome Green as part of their 2016 recruiting class, but they also don't want him to think his decision will make or break them.
The Gophers bid to the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit against Central Michigan was made possible because of the team's improvement in the classroom.
The U will be one of three teams with 5-7 records to play in the postseason. Which bowl is uncertain.
Four recruits have decommitted from the Gophers football team since Nov. 22 but, according to sources, only one of those losses stung coach Tracy Claeys.
While an invite to a lower-tier bowl might not seem like a big positive, one advantage to earning a trip to any bowl game is that teams are given 15 additional practices.
"I love 75-80 percent of what we do," Tracy Claeys said. "This isn't going to be a total overhaul." But there were reasons he felt a change had to be made.
The U administrator will fill an opening on defensive staff.
When Jerry Kill retired, Tracy Claeys quickly hinted that offensive staff changes could be coming if he were hired to keep the job. The move breaks up a staff known for its continuity.
Tracy Claeys filled a defensive coach opening Monday by getting longtime Gophers athletics administrator Dan O'Brien to return to his roots.
The Gophers lost 31-21 on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium to finish the regular season 5-7. It was their 12th straight defeat to the Badgers in the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe.
The Gophers offensive line definitely will have a different look next season after two potential returning starters — Ben Lauer and Brian Bobek — both retired Saturday.
Saturday afternoon's game at TCF Bank Stadium is Minnesota's best chance to beat Wisconsin in six years, according to the point spread. For Coach Tracy Claeys and the Gophers, reclaiming the Axe easily would trump a bowl bid.
Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh get ready for their first clash in the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry Saturday.
Foster Bush hails from Menasha, Wis. The 6-5, 320-pound senior didn't get any other Big Ten offers coming out of high school, but he's made an impact at Minnesota.
The Gophers football team has had two players decommit from its 2016 recruiting class in recent days, according to multiple recruiting sites.Andre Polk, a…
The Gophers must solve the nation's top scoring defense, as the Badgers have allowed only 12.4 points per game. Gophers offensive lineman Jon Christenson is confident.
The Gophers are 0-11 against Wisconsin since they last defeated the Badgers in 2003, but Saturday will be Minnesota's best chance in years.
Tracy Claeys' first win as Gophers' head coach put a bowl bid and Paul Bunyan's axe at stake next week vs. Wisconsin.
Mitch Leidner was left bloodied and limping after Saturday's win but insists he'll play next week.
Mitch Leidner's toughness helps him change perceptions from the beginning of the year.
Gophers coach Tracy Claeys likes the way the regular-season schedule finishes with two home games against Illinois and Wisconsin, in the elements, at TCF Bank Stadium.
It's been awhile since the Gophers' primary concern was their defense, but that's the situation heading into an important home game Saturday against Illinois.
If Gophers offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover seems less inhibited with his play-calling now that Jerry Kill has retired, that's not a coincidence.
Tracy Claeys has found since replacing retired coach Jerry Kill, it's nearly impossible to talk about this team in big-picture terms without stating the obvious: Injuries are mounting.
Saturday's battle for the Floyd of Rosedale trophy could mean perfection for Iowa or spark a bid for a bowl berth for Minnesota.
This has turned into a lost freshman season with the Gophers for once-heralded recruit Jeff Jones, and now there's another twist.Jones has spent recent…
Last week, Claeys said it would be best for everyone involved if a decision were made by mid-November. The coaches are scheduled to hit the road recruiting Nov. 29, the day after the regular-season finale against Wisconsin.
One of Matt Limegrover's worst days as Gophers offensive coordinator came against Iowa two years ago, when Minnesota was held to 30 rushing yards and seven points.
There were indications Sunday that the University of Minnesota will try this week to secure an agreement to make Tracy Claeys head football coach, removing his interim tag.
The Gophers trailed early and came up short in their comeback effort against the Buckeyes.
Cornell will redshirt, as will most members of this Ohio State recruiting class.
Gophers interim football coach Tracy Claeys has said he doesn't want to pressure the university administration to rush its decision about his staff's future. But Claeys also has an eye on the recruiting calendar.
The Gophers pushed heavily favored Michigan, only to lose 29-26 last week. If Tracy Claeys' squad follows that disappointment with the proverbial letdown, it could make for a long Saturday when the Gophers visit No. 1 Ohio State.
Former Gophers coach Jerry Kill said in a radio interview that he's "hopeful" Tracy Claeys will be named the team's permanent head coach…
Gophers special teams coach Jay Sawvel said Tuesday that the decision to use Ryan Santoso — instead of All-Big Ten punter Peter Mortell — for a key punt in last week's Michigan loss was indeed injury-related.
Gut-wrenching finish aside, quarterback Mitch Leidner had the U offense humming vs. Michigan.
Gophers interim coach Tracy Claeys on Sunday stood by his decision not to use All-Big Ten punter Peter Mortell for a key punt in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 29-26 loss to Michigan.
Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner finished the coin toss at midfield, grabbed a maroon "Jerrysota" flag, ran into the end zone in front of the student section, and headed to the sideline to wave it some more.
Mitch Leidner's quarterback draw from the 1-yard line was denied on the final play of the game, and the Gophers fell 29-26 after a rollercoaster week.
Three ranked rivals await Tracy Claeys at the start of his second fill-in stint as Gophers football coach.
One side effect of Gophers coach Jerry Kill's retirement Wednesday is it automatically terminated the contracts of the remaining nine top assistant coaches, under the language of those deals.
During a news conference, Jerry Kill said doctors advised him to step away for his long-term health. Associate head coach Tracy Claeys will take over as interim coach.
Interim athletic director Beth Goetz gave no specific timeline for the search but made it clear she has full confidence in Tracy Claeys.
The Gophers fell to Nebraska 48-25 in their last game and now face Michigan.
Winning the Little Brown Jug is one thing. Keeping it is another. A Halloween victory over Michigan — no easy task — would also be a recruiting boon.
Little changes are adding up big for the 7-0 Hawkeyes.
The Gophers senior safety pulled a hamstring in the season opener vs. TCU.
Both teams have a bye this week, and anybody who followed Saturday's action knows Jerry Kill and Jim Harbaugh have big coaching jobs to do. For different reasons, each team's psyche took a major hit.
Mitch Leidner's non-throwing thumb was crushed on a hit between two defenders, requiring medical attention.
Opinions aside, the Gophers have beaten Nebraska the past two seasons. Can the U keep rewriting the script?
Mitch Leidner says Brandon Lingen's route-running might be better than Maxx Williams'.
Jones played against TCU, Kent State and Ohio, getting a few chances to line up on offense, and playing some special teams. He has missed the past two games.
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