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Defensive back Ken Handy-Holly leaves Gophers program

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.

Gophers' new uniforms: Brighter gold, chrome helmets ... and oars

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.

Fleck announces additions, new assignments to Gophers coaching staff

Two changes come on offense and two on defense for Minnesota.

Gophers name Jahmile Addae as defensive backs coach

The 35-year-old former standout player at West Virginia has spent the past two years as Arizona's defensive backs coach.

Gophers receive verbal commitment from Class of 2019 long snapper

Brady Weeks of Fort Zumwalt West High School in St. Peters, Mo., is the third player to commit to Minnesota's '19 class.

Gophers O-line coach Warinner leaving for Michigan

Ed Warinner, the former Ohio State offensive coordinator, will join the staff of Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh in a role to be determined.

U wide receiver Hmielewski gives up football to focus on baseball

Drew Hmielewski

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

Fleck makes changes to Gophers football staff

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.

Gophers assistant head football coach Linguist leaves for Texas A&M

Maurice Linguist, promoted to Gophers assistant head coach in December, is leaving Minnesota to become Texas A&M’s defensive backs coach.

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.

Gophers cornerback Craighton announces he's transferring

The junior-to-be missed the final nine games of the 2017 season because of a knee injury.

Three Gophers football players chosen for College Gridiron Showcase

Minnesota's running back Kobe McCrary was greeted by Head Coach P. J. Fleck as the seniors were recognized before Minnesota took on Wisconsin at TCF Bank Stadium, Saturday, November 20 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

Defensive back Adekunle Ayinde, running back Kobe McCrary and tight end Nate Wozniak will participate in the scouting event beginning Saturday in Texas.

Gophers land Eden Prairie QB Kramer, Owatonna athlete Williamson for Class of 2019

Cole Kramer became the first player to commit to Minnesota for 2019, and Jason Williamson soon followed with his verbal commitment.

Gophers promote Maurice Linguist to assistant head coach

Linguist, who coach P.J. Fleck praised for his recruiting abilities, will continue to be in charge of the defensive backs.

Fleck: this a 'very special' national signing day for Gophers

P. J. Fleck discussed his recruiting class at the university on Wednesday.

Minnesota completed is recruiting Class of 2018, and coach P.J. Fleck sees improvement ahead.

Gophers, coach P.J. Fleck sign 25-player recruiting class

The three-day early signing period opened Wednesday morning, and Minnesota's Class of 2018 ranked near the top 25 nationally.

Former Gophers coach Jerry Kill retires as Rutgers offensive coordinator because of health reasons

Kill, who coached Minnesota from 2011-15 and led the Gophers to three bowl games, has battled epilepsy.

Departed U quarterback Croft says he'll transfer to Tenneesee State

Croft, who started six games for Minnesota this season, will be eligible to play in 2018 at the Nashville-based Football Championship Subdivision school.

Gophers address offensive line needs during big recruiting weekend

Four-star guard Curtis Dunlap from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., gave his verbal commitment to the Gophers football team last weekend.

With verbal commitments from three huge linemen, coach P.J. Fleck landed help for the present and future.

Junior college offensive tackle commits to Gophers

Jason Dickson of Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Calif., became the third offensive lineman this weekend to give a verbal commitment to Minnesota.

Gophers add two huge offensive linemen to recruiting class

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.