The Jackson, Ala., native played in eight games in 2017 as a true freshman after the secondary was hit by injuries. Handy-Holly intends to transfer to a school closer to home.
Minnesota will have three jerseys, four pants and three helmets as options. A gold chrome helmet and a deeper shade of gold are featured, and coach P.J. Fleck's "Row the Boat'' mantra is prominent.
Two changes come on offense and two on defense for Minnesota.
The 35-year-old former standout player at West Virginia has spent the past two years as Arizona's defensive backs coach.
Brady Weeks of Fort Zumwalt West High School in St. Peters, Mo., is the third player to commit to Minnesota's '19 class.
Ed Warinner, the former Ohio State offensive coordinator, will join the staff of Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh in a role to be determined.
Drew Hmielewski, a multisport athlete from Marshall who was a redshirt freshman for the Gophers football team last fall, has left the program to focus on baseball
P.J. Fleck hired a junior college head coach to be an assistant, promoted a quality control assistant to defensive line coach and shuffled some other duties.
Maurice Linguist, promoted to Gophers assistant head coach four weeks ago by P.J. Fleck, is leaving Minnesota to become Texas A&M's defensive backs coach.
The junior-to-be missed the final nine games of the 2017 season because of a knee injury.
Defensive back Adekunle Ayinde, running back Kobe McCrary and tight end Nate Wozniak will participate in the scouting event beginning Saturday in Texas.
Cole Kramer became the first player to commit to Minnesota for 2019, and Jason Williamson soon followed with his verbal commitment.
Linguist, who coach P.J. Fleck praised for his recruiting abilities, will continue to be in charge of the defensive backs.
Minnesota completed is recruiting Class of 2018, and coach P.J. Fleck sees improvement ahead.
The three-day early signing period opened Wednesday morning, and Minnesota's Class of 2018 ranked near the top 25 nationally.
Kill, who coached Minnesota from 2011-15 and led the Gophers to three bowl games, has battled epilepsy.
Croft, who started six games for Minnesota this season, will be eligible to play in 2018 at the Nashville-based Football Championship Subdivision school.
With verbal commitments from three huge linemen, coach P.J. Fleck landed help for the present and future.
Jason Dickson of Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Calif., became the third offensive lineman this weekend to give a verbal commitment to Minnesota.
IMG Academy teammates Curtis Dunlap, a 6-4, 368-pound, four-star guard, and Daniel Faalele, a 6-9, 400-pound, three-star tackle, both gave verbal commitments to Minnesota during their official visit Saturday.