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Elijah Teague, a highly coveted recruit from Chicago, commits to Gophers

The Gophers have big holes to fill at defensive tackle in their next recruiting class, and Saturday night, they landed one potential solution.

Elijah Teague, a highly coveted junior from Chicago Marist High School, verbally committed to Minnesota after an unofficial visit to campus.

The 6-2, 287-pound Teague is a consensus three-star recruit who also had reported offers from Penn State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Tennessee, among others.

The Gophers have three returning seniors at defensive tackle for this fall – Steven Richardson, Andrew Stelter and Merrick Jackson. Gary Moore is a redshirt junior, but heading into signing day earlier this month, they had no freshmen or sophomores at the position.

Coach P.J. Fleck signed three defensive tackles in the 2017 class and plans to add six more for next year. Teague announced his commitment on Twitter.

Jay Johnson confirms that he's been hired at Georgia

Former Gophers offensive coordinator Jay Johnson has been hired as an offensive analyst at Georgia, Johnson confirmed Friday night.

The news was first reported by Dawgs247.com.

A Lakeville native, Johnson returned to Minnesota last year and had a one-season stint as the Gophers offensive coordinator. After averaging 22.5 points per game in 2015, the Gophers increased that total to 29.3 under Johnson, who had previously worked at Louisiana-Lafayette and a host of other schools.

The Gophers finished 9-4 last season, but Athletics Director Mark Coyle fired Johnson, along with head coach Tracy Claeys and the rest of the coaching staff in January.

At Georgia, Johnson will be working under head coach Kirby Smart and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Gophers women's basketball at Maryland

    11 am on BTN, 1500-AM

  • Minnesota United FC vs. San Antonio

    11:30 am

  • Washington at Twins (spring training)

    12:05 pm on 96.3-FM

  • Bemidji State at Gophers women's hockey

    4:07 pm

  • Miami at Twins (spring training)

    12:05 pm

  • Los Angeles at Wild

    7 pm on NBCSN, 100.3-FM

  • Timberwolves at Sacramento

    9:30 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Tampa Bay at Twins (spring training)

    12:05 pm

  • Wild at Winnipeg

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Pittsburgh at Twins (spring training)

    12:05 pm on 96.3-FM

  • Timberwolves at Utah

    8 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Twins at Baltimore (spring training)

    12:05 pm

  • Wild at Columbus

    6 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Twins at Philadelphia (spring training)

    12:05 pm

  • Gophers men's hockey at Michigan

    5:30 pm on ESPNEWS, 1500-AM

  • Minnesota United FC at Portland

    8:30 pm on FS1

  • Toronto at Twins (spring training)

    12:05 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Gophers men's hockey at Michigan

    7:30 pm on BTN, 1500-AM

  • Twins at Washington (spring training)

    12:05 pm

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Today's Scoreboard

  • Houston

    Atlanta

     

    - Bot 5th

    1

    1

  • Pittsburgh

    Baltimore

     

    - Bot 6th

    3

    3

  • Washington

    Minnesota

     

    - Bot 6th

    1

    5

  • Toronto

    NY Yankees

     

    - Top 9th

    2

    7

  • Miami

    St. Louis

     

    - Bot 5th

    4

    5

  • Boston

    Tampa Bay

     

    - Bot 6th

    0

    4

  • Philadelphia

    Toronto

     

    - Bot 5th

    5

    3

  • Detroit

    NY Mets

     

    - Top 8th

    0

    4

  • Cleveland

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - Top 1st

    0

    0

  • Colorado

    Chicago White Sox

    2:05 PM

  • San Francisco

    Cincinnati

    2:05 PM

  • Texas

    Kansas City

    2:05 PM

  • LA Dodgers

    Milwaukee

    2:05 PM

  • LA Angels

    Oakland

    2:05 PM

  • Arizona

    Colorado

    2:10 PM

  • San Diego

    Seattle

     

    - Top 1st

    0

    0

No NFL games today

  • Phoenix

    Milwaukee

    2:30 PM

    NBA

  • San Antonio

    LA Lakers

    2:30 PM

    NBA

  • Memphis

    Denver

    4:00 PM

  • Utah

    Washington

    4:00 PM

  • Boston

    Detroit

    5:00 PM

  • Portland

    Toronto

    5:00 PM

  • New Orleans

    Oklahoma City

    6:00 PM

    NBA, FSN

  • Charlotte

    LA Clippers

    8:30 PM

    NBA

  • Boston

    Dallas

     

    - F

    6

    3

  • Calgary

    Carolina

     

    - 1st, 13:02

    0

    1

  • Edmonton

    Nashville

    4:00 PM

  • Columbus

    NY Rangers

    4:00 PM

  • St. Louis

    Chicago

    6:30 PM

    NBC Sports

  • Ottawa

    Florida

    6:30 PM

  • Buffalo

    Arizona

    7:30 PM

No MLS games today