Jim Souhan | Star Tribune
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Jim Souhan is a sports columnist for the Star Tribune. He has worked at the paper since 1990, previously covering the Twins and Vikings.

Souhan was Sports Editor of his high school paper at Vianney in St. Louis. He wrote and edited for the Missourian at the University of Missouri, where he earned a journalism degree with an emphasis on American literature.


Souhan: Cousins' play leads to firing; are Zimmer, Spielman next?

Kirk Cousins' performance Monday at Seattle got offensive coordinator John DeFilippo fired, a move that should be viewed as a possible preview of coming events.


Souhan: Whalen still pulling the right strings as Gophers coach

She has defied odds by immediately transferring her analytic nature to players who are only now beginning to understand the competitive drive behind the greatest basketball career in state history.


Souhan: First Butler trade burned Wolves, second one lights a fire

The Timberwolves are 9-3 since trading Jimmy Butler for Robert Covington and Dario Saric. Trading for Butler in the first place turned out to be move not worth the risk.


Souhan: Patriots show Vikings what they do to inferior opponents

On a day when the rest of the NFC North lost and the Vikings' primary rival fired its longtime head coach, they stewed in their own frustration.


Souhan: Last antics of Randy Moss forgiven, forgotten

If anyone cares to ponder the once-difficult relationship between Randy Moss and the Vikings, Sunday would be the right day to do so.


Souhan: Restless McCutcheon picked Gophers team over a dream

This summer, Hugh McCutcheon was voted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame but he skipped this month's ceremony to be with the Gophers on the road in a crucial part of the season.


Souhan: A Gophers coach deserves kudos. But it's not Fleck

New defensive coordinator Joe Rossi has saved a football program that was headed nowhere and engineered an unexpected victory in beating Wisconsin.


Souhan: These are the wins when big-game quarterbacks are made

Kirk Cousins still hasn't won a playoff game. But now beaten the Packers in a meaningful game, perhaps burying Green Bay's season and the tenure of Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.


Souhan: Big-money QB Cousins facing a defining stretch of games

Is Kirk Cousins the quarterback the Vikings thought they bought, or the one Washington refused to pay?


Souhan: At 2-6 in the Big Ten, Fleck and the Gophers look lost as ever

The Gophers football team has not improved in its second year under P.J. Fleck, even while playing in a mediocre league.