Gophers AD: Tracy Claeys is our head football coach

- University of Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle on Monday said Tracy Claeys “is our head football coach.” The statement of support follows the Gophers’ 31-17 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday – a game Minnesota led 17-7 at halftime.

The Gophers finished the regular season 8-4.

Statement from Athletics Director Mark Coyle

“Now that our regular season is complete, Tracy and I have begun to discuss this past season and the plan for our program moving forward. He is our head football coach. As is the case with every one of our head coaches, he has my full support. I will do whatever I can to help him and our students achieve at the highest levels. Our football program has now won eight games in the regular season three times in four seasons. We expect that our program will continue to grow and I am committed to putting us in a position to do so. This includes working with Coach Claeys to evaluate where we need to improve and what each of us can do to ensure we meet our expectations.”

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