The Robbinsdale Cooper graduate originally put in his intent to transfer earlier this month. It's unclear what caused Phillip Howard's change of heart.
Greg Harbaugh Jr. coached the quarterbacks on an interim basis during the Outback Bowl.
The Gophers added nonconference games against Rhode Island, Nevada and Buffalo.
Chad Wilt was the defensive line coach at Cincinnati this past season.
This is the first time the Gophers have cracked the final Associated Press football poll since coming in at No. 20 in 2003. Two other Big Ten teams finished higher.
The Minneapolis native will play his final year of eligibility for a different program.
Plus, Gophers coach P.J. Fleck shares his team's fall semester GPA.
Mike Sanford Jr. will work closely with co-offensive coordinator Matt Simon, the Gophers receivers coach.
400-pound offensive tackle Daniel Faalele is sitting the game out, wearing a brace on the lower left leg he injured during the Big Ten season.
Giana Han of AL.com answers some questions ahead of the Outback Bowl on Wednesday.
The Big Ten conference moved the Sept. 19 game to Sept. 18.
With the 2020 football recruiting class mostly signed and sealed, Minnesota is already turning attention to this year's high school juniors.
Keep track of all the 2020 Gophers signing their national letters of intent here.
Kamal Martin is the first Gophers player to announce he will not play in the Jan. 1 game.
The 2020 class is now full at 25 members.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck also was named a finalist for the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year award.
Receivers Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson as well as safety Antoine Winfield Jr., made the first team, while quarterback Tanner Morgan and running back Rodney Smith made the second team.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck is one of the finalist's for the National Coach of the Year award, which will be announced next month.
Smith was a three-star recruit in the Gophers 2018 class, redshirting his first season. The 6-1, 185-pound safety did not play this year.
Douglas Emilien is the 24th member of the Gophers' 2020 class. Players in that class can sign their national letters of intent as early as Dec. 18.