Tuesday marks exactly two months since the Gophers football team most recently took to the field. But fans have to wait only two more weeks for the team to return to action.

The Gophers will start practicing for spring football March 12 in preparation for the April 13 spring game. The exact schedule, including a time for the game and any open practices, are to be announced. But there's a lot of excitement for a squad that finished 2018 winning four of its final six games to continue that momentum. 

A few other notes from the Gophers' beat:

  • Freshman offensive lineman Jack York is intending to transfer, a source confirmed. The 6-6, 300-pound Dallas native and three-star recruit entered the NCAA's (semi-mysterious) transfer portal after redshirting all of 2018. 
  • Something to look out for: Former Gophers linebacker Blake Cashman and offensive tackle Donnell Greene will feature in the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend in Indianapolis. Greene skipped the bowl game to end last season in order to have knee surgery, so it will be interesting to see how his recovery has gone. Both will likely make an appearance at the Gophers' to-be-announced Pro Day as well.