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Gophers football building 2023 recruiting class with big in-state linemen

In head coach P.J. Fleck’s six recruiting classes since taking over the program in 2017, the U has signed an average of 3.6 scholarship players from Minnesota, ranging from a high of five in 2017 to a low of two in 2021 I need to read more from this story

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Catching up with Gophers coaches, AD Coyle on annual caravan

After Covid put a stop to the annual Gophers Coaches Caravan, it’s back. KSTP Sports connected with the Gophers earlier this week in Chaska. ***Click the video box above to watch conversations with AD Mark Coyle and coaches P.J. Fleck, Ben Johnson, Hugh McCutcheon, and Erin Chastain*** The most popular topic discussed was NIL (Name,…

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Top jokes, anecdotes and nuggets from the Gophers’ Coaches Caravan

The Gophers’ Coaches Caravan returned Monday after a two-year, pandemic-forced hiatus. With one-liners, anecdotes and nuggets of information shared at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, it was like the once-annual event never fell off the calendar after 2019. While the new frontier of name, image and likeness (NIL) rules collides with the…

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Gophers football adds fourth in-state lineman to its 2023 recruiting class

The Gophers football program welcomed another homegrown lineman into its 2023 recruiting class on Saturday. Prior Lake offensive lineman Greg Johnson pledged to Minnesota. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound player had reported scholarship offers from Iowa State, Air Force and a few others. Minnesota has six total commits for next year’s class, with three other in-state linemen:…

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Gophers football avoids big departures before NCAA transfer portal deadline

The Gophers football program didn’t suffer any significant departures before the NCAA transfer portal deadline last weekend. Minnesota had nickel back Sol Brown, punt returner/receiver Brock Annexstad, receiver Jonathan Mann, linebacker Ben Wileman and punter Daniel Sparks enter the portal before the NCAA cutoff. The most substantial player was Annexstad, its primary punt returner in…