There is nothing funny about multiple people losing their jobs, as was the case when Gophers head coach Tracy Claeys and most of his assistants were fired this week.
But please allow me just the tiniest chuckle upon the recent realization that there is more than one Tracy Claeys in this world. The other one — at least the only other one I know of — has the Twitter handle @TracyClaeys. Her bio identifies her as a mom, pharmacist and 4-H leader in Manitoba.
Plenty of people have been tweeting at Tracy up in Manitoba thinking they are getting through to the coach. She has politely told all of them some form of "wrong account, I don't coach football."
Figuring she might be up for a chat about the mix-up, I reached out to the other Tracy Claeys about a potential interview. "Sorry, not going to be able to do that," she wrote back. Oh well. Maybe at least this will help clear up confusion.
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