It has nothing to do with school and everything to do with how his team is playing.

The Don is holding 6:30 a.m. practices this week as the Gophers prepare to head to Michigan Tech this weekend. The U of M is a woeful 1-6-0 on Fridays this season. But Minnesota has played better on Saturdays. Two of the Gophers best games were a 2-1 win over Michigan State two Saturdays ago and a 6-2 win over MSU Mankato last Saturday.

Finals at the U start Thursday, Dec. 17.

The Gophers are only going to practice the first three days next, Monday thru Wednesday, then take the rest of the week off.