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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

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Today's Scoreboard

  • Toronto

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    4

    7

  • Minnesota

    Boston

     

    - F

    7

    8

  • Houston

    Detroit

     

    - F

    4

    11

  • St. Louis

    Miami

     

    - F

    7

    8

  • NY Yankees

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    5

    6

  • Baltimore

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    2

    6

  • Pittsburgh

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    7

    2

  • Washington

    NY Mets

     

    - F

    8

    6

  • Oakland

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - F

    3

    4

  • Cincinnati

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    2

    8

  • Chicago White Sox

    LA Dodgers

     

    - F

    3

    5

  • Chicago Cubs

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    6

    8

  • Kansas City

    Texas

     

    - F

    7

    5

  • Colorado

    Arizona

     

    - F

    8

    4

  • Milwaukee

    LA Angels

     

    - F

    0

    2

  • Seattle

    San Diego

     

    - F

    13

    3

No NFL games today

  • Charlotte

    Sacramento

     

    - F

    99

    85

  • Atlanta

    Orlando

     

    - F

    86

    105

  • Philadelphia

    New York

     

    - F

    109

    110

  • Indiana

    Miami

     

    - F

    95

    113

  • Chicago

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    117

    99

  • New Orleans

    Dallas

     

    - F

    83

    96

  • Minnesota

    Houston

     

    - F

    130

    142

  • Brooklyn

    Golden State

     

    - F

    95

    112

  • Anaheim

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Washington

    Nashville

     

    - F

    2

    5

  • NY Islanders

    Columbus

     

    - F

    0

    7

  • NY Rangers

    New Jersey

     

    - F

    4

    3

  • Montreal

    Toronto

     

    - F

    3

    2

  • Philadelphia

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    2

    4

  • San Jose

    Vancouver

     

    - F

    4

    1

  • Buffalo

    Colorado

     

    - F

    3

    5

No MLS games today