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Continued: Hartman: Hitting, not pitching, has been the Twins' downfall

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 19, 2014 - 12:57 AM

Jottings

• Recruiting for college basketball resumed on June 15, and the word is that Gophers coach Richard Pitino made a phone call to Hopkins small forward Amir Coffey after midnight that morning, the earliest that coaches could call athletes. Apparently Coffey, who is ranked 31st in the nation by ESPN in the Class of 2016, was the first recruit Pitino called, an indication of how important he believes the son of former Gopher Richard Coffey is to the future of his program.

• Former Gophers quarterback and wide receiver MarQueis Gray has been taking most of his snaps at fullback during the Cleveland Browns’ minicamp even though he does some work at tight end, where he played last season. The Browns coaches compare Gray to the Miami Dolphins’ Charles Clay, a hybrid fullback-tight end who caught 69 passes for 759 yards and six touchdowns in 2013.

• The Gophers men’s track and field team had five All-Americas selected by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association. First-team All-Americas were former basketball player Wally Ellenson, who finished second in the high jump in the NCAA outdoor championships; Zach Siegmeier, the two-time Big Ten outdoor pole vault champion who tied for fifth in the NCAA meet; and John Simons, who finished seventh in the 1,500 meters. Second-team honors went to Dominique Howard, who finished ninth in the discus, and Jon Lehman, who finished 10th in the hammer throw.

• Desmond Gant, the East Aurora, Ill., football player who recently signed with the Gophers, had to wait to join the team until graduating from high school because he had to resolve some academic issues. Gant was all-state honorable mention at defensive back and had 41 tackles last season. He also caught three TD passes.

 

Sid Hartman can be heard weekdays on 830-AM at 7:40, 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. and on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. shartman@startribune.com

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