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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.

Ohio standout QB Armstrong commits to Gophers for 2018

P.J. Fleck landed a quarterback he’d been coveting for the Gophers 2018 recruiting class Sunday, when Brennan Armstrong, of Shelby, Ohio, announced he was verbally committing to Minnesota.

The 6-2, 205-pound Armstrong is a consensus three-star recruit who also had reported offers from North Carolina, Rutgers, Virginia, Cincinnati and Iowa State. The Cyclones, in particular, were hot on his trail.

But Armstrong was sold on Fleck and the Gophers after an unofficial visit to campus last weekend. Fleck and offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca love Armstrong's decision making, accuracy and toughness. The QB plans to graduate high school early so he can enroll next January and compete for the starting job in the spring of 2018.

“After a long process, I am officially going to be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Minnesota!” Armstrong tweeted, adding “#Elite #RTB,” in the short-hand version of Fleck’s “Row the Boat” mantra.

Armstrong ranks as the nation’s No. 22 dual threat quarterback in the Class of 2018 in the 247Sports.com composite. He had 19 passing touchdowns, 18 rushing touchdowns, 2,321 passing yards and 1,065 rushing yards as a junior for Shelby last year.

Armstrong became the third 2018 recruit to commit to the Gophers, joining Eden Prairie cornerback Benjamin Sapp III and Jalen Mayfield, a three-star offensive tackle from Grand Rapids, Mich., who committed on Saturday. Mayfield also had reported offers from Iowa and Michigan State.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Tampa Bay at Twins (spring training)

    6:05 pm on 96.3-FM

  • Bemidji State at Gophers women's hockey

    6:07 pm

  • Dallas at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN, ESPN, 830-AM

  • Wisconsin at Gophers men's hockey

    7 pm on FSN PLUS, 1500-AM

  • Twins at Boston (spring training)

    12:05 pm on MLBN, 96.3-FM

  • Penn State at Gophers men's basketball

    2 pm on BTN, 1500-AM

  • Bemidji State at Gophers women's hockey

    4:07 pm

  • Wisconsin at Gophers men's hockey

    7 pm on FSN PLUS, 1500-AM

  • Timberwolves at Houston

    8 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • 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 (if nec.)

    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

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Today's Scoreboard

  • NY Mets

    Boston

     

    - F

    3

    2

  • Baltimore

    Detroit

     

    - F

    2

    0

  • Philadelphia

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    4

    9

  • Cincinnati

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    4

    6

  • Tampa Bay

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    3

    1

No NFL games today

  • Memphis

    Indiana

     

    - F

    92

    102

  • Washington

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    112

    120

  • Miami

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    108

    90

  • Utah

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    109

    95

  • LA Lakers

    Oklahoma City

     

    - F

    93

    110

  • Dallas

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    84

    97

  • Phoenix

    Chicago

     

    - F

    121

    128

  • Boston

    Toronto

     

    - F

    97

    107

  • Brooklyn

    Denver

     

    - F

    109

    129

  • San Antonio

    LA Clippers

     

    - 3rd, 3:23

    62

    68

  • Edmonton

    Washington

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • Ottawa

    Carolina

     

    - F

    0

    3

  • Calgary

    Florida

     

    - F

    4

    2

  • Arizona

    Dallas

     

    - F

    2

    5

No MLS games today