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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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  • 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

  • Toronto at Twins (spring training)

    12:05 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

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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

     

    - 4th, 8:27

    86

    67

  • Atlanta

    Orlando

    6:00 PM

  • Philadelphia

    New York

    6:30 PM

  • Indiana

    Miami

    7:00 PM

  • Chicago

    Cleveland

    7:30 PM

    ABC

  • New Orleans

    Dallas

    7:30 PM

    FSN

  • Minnesota

    Houston

    8:00 PM

  • Brooklyn

    Golden State

    9:30 PM

  • Anaheim

    Los Angeles

     

    - 3rd, 1:24

    1

    3

  • Washington

    Nashville

     

    - End 2nd

    1

    3

  • NY Islanders

    Columbus

     

    - End 2nd

    0

    5

  • NY Rangers

    New Jersey

     

    - End 2nd

    2

    1

  • Montreal

    Toronto

    6:00 PM

  • Philadelphia

    Pittsburgh

    7:00 PM

    NBC

  • San Jose

    Vancouver

    9:00 PM

  • Buffalo

    Colorado

    9:00 PM

No MLS games today