SID’s JOTTINGS

 

• Not only will the Wilf family likely develop the former Northwest Airlines headquarters area in Eagan, but don’t be surprised if the Wilfs also get involved in a big development at the site of the Vikings’ present headquarters in Eden Prairie. Incidentally, last week the Eagan city advisory planning commission recommended to the city council that it approve the Vikings’ plan for development.

 

The Vikings gave up only 38 rushing yards to Detroit last week, the fewest of any Mike Zimmer-led defense since Cincinnati held Chicago to 35 rushing yards in October 2009.

 

• Teddy Bridge­water has completed at least 70 percent of his passes in six of his past seven games. His 72.6 completion percentage over that time is the second-best in the NFL.

 

Chargers college scout Regis Eller is the son of Vikings great Carl Eller. The Minneapolis native was an interim linebackers coach for the Vikings in 2005 and coached at Breck High School.

 

There is still a good chance that the new Gophers men’s and women’s track winds up at the site of the grain elevators across from TCF Bank Stadium. The plan for the new facilities for the Gophers athletic department includes keeping the Bierman and Gibson-Nagurski buildings. Also, there’s money set to build a Gophers baseball batting cage, but for some reason construction hasn’t started.

 

With multiple outlets reporting that point guard Tre Jones has received a scholarship offer from Duke, where his brother Tyus played, it means that Blue Devils men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has two Apple Valley recruits he is trying to bring in, Jones and junior Gary Trent Jr. The word is that Trent was in attendance for the Gophers football game with Ohio on Saturday. His father was a star for Ohio from 1992 to ’95.