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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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  • 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

  • Gophers women's basketball vs. Penn State

    5:30 pm on BTN

  • Nebraska at Gophers men's basketball

    6 pm on ESPN, 1500-AM

  • 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 women's hockey vs. UMD

    5:07 pm

  • Gophers men's hockey at Michigan

    7:30 pm on BTN, 1500-AM

  • Twins at Washington (spring training)

    12:05 pm

  • Wisconsin at Gophers men's basketball

    5 pm on BTN, 1500-AM

  • St. Louis at Twins (spring training)

    12:05 pm on FSN

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Today's Scoreboard

  • NY Yankees

    Baltimore

     

    - F

    4

    1

  • St. Louis

    Boston

     

    - F

    7

    2

  • Atlanta

    Detroit

     

    - F

    7

    10

  • Miami

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    6

    9

  • Tampa Bay

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    7

    2

  • Washington

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • Pittsburgh

    Toronto

     

    - F

    2

    1

  • Houston

    NY Mets

     

    - F

    5

    2

  • Kansas City

    Seattle

     

    - F

    14

    3

  • Chicago White Sox

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - F

    4

    4

  • Texas

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    2

    3

  • Colorado

    LA Dodgers

     

    - F

    7

    1

  • Oakland

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    5

    4

  • Milwaukee

    Texas

     

    - F

    5

    0

  • Cincinnati

    Arizona

     

    - F

    1

    6

  • San Diego

    LA Angels

     

    - F

    3

    5

No NFL games today

  • Milwaukee

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    95

    102

  • Toronto

    New York

     

    - F

    92

    91

  • Golden State

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    119

    108

  • Atlanta

    Boston

     

    - F

    114

    98

  • Miami

    Dallas

     

    - F

    89

    96

  • Indiana

    Houston

     

    - 3rd, 1:13

    81

    78

  • Minnesota

    Sacramento

     

    - 2nd, 2:36

    48

    37

  • Montreal

    New Jersey

     

    - F

    4

    3

  • Ottawa

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    1

    5

  • Los Angeles

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    4

    5

No MLS games today