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Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys

Undertow

Inactive as of 11-01-2018
Personally I don't see any of those coaches being interested. I don't see PJ Fleck leaving unless he is offered by a "contender".
The article in CBS sports indicates the current Minnesota AD was previously at Boise and hired the current Boise head coach after Peterson left for Washington, so there is that connection. I agree about Miles and Fleck. If Fleck hasn't pulled the trigger by now, I'm not sure what Minnesota would offer that a Purdue or Indiana couldn't.

Maybe a reach, but I wonder if they would be interested in Craig Bohl after only 3 seasons at Wyoming. Bohl recruited in similar areas that Minnesota recruited while at ND State, would often get the people that Minnesota wouldn't sign, and then periodically play the Gophers in non-conference and beat their ass. I would think at Bohl's age he would be open to it, since it may be his last chance to get to a Power 5 conference team.

As far as the firing, I agree it has more to do with the social climate, than reality. However, I wonder how much easier it is for the AD to push the "integrity" button when the buyout is 500K instead of 5 Million.

Just sayin'.
 
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SavageHusker

Red Shirt
2 Year Member
Totally agree the $500k buyout, and the social climate drove the firing. The MN admin was pretty lukewarm on Claeys anyway given the minimal buyout.

I think they'll hire Bohl if they can get him or NoDak's HC. No way Fleck would take the gig. He's waiting for something bigger.

The bad part? If it's Bohl, there will be yet another HC who is better than Riley and understands what it takes to win in this part of the country.
 

NoDakRed

Recruit
5 Year Member
The article in CBS sports indicates the current Minnesota AD was previously at Boise and hired the current Boise head coach after Peterson left for Washington, so there is that connection. I agree about Miles and Fleck. If Fleck hasn't pulled the trigger by now, I'm not sure what Minnesota would offer that a Purdue or Indiana couldn't.

Maybe a reach, but I wonder if they would be interested in Craig Bohl after only 3 seasons at Wyoming. Bohl recruited in similar areas that Minnesota recruited while at ND State, would often get the people that Minnesota wouldn't sign, and then periodically play the Gophers in non-conference and beat their ass. I would think at Bohl's age he would be open to it, since it may be his last chance to get to a Power 5 conference team.

As far as the firing, I agree it has more to do with the social climate, than reality. However, I wonder how much easier it is for the AD to push the "integrity" button when the buyout is 500K instead of 5 Million.

Just sayin'.
I think Bohl was in the running for the Gopher job when the hired Jerry Kill.
 

Husker In Oklahoma

All Big 10
15 Year Member
Seems like Claeys was doing a good job. They had a very good bowl win no one expected. I don't know enough to judge what he knows about that garbage going on at Minnesota. If he knew bad things and looked away, then hell yeah, see ya. If not, he's a scapegoat. The question then would be, who they gonna hire that will be better than the 9-4 Claeys just posted?
 

bilsker

Tom Osborne
15 Year Member
Totally agree the $500k buyout, and the social climate drove the firing. The MN admin was pretty lukewarm on Claeys anyway given the minimal buyout.

I think they'll hire Bohl if they can get him or NoDak's HC. No way Fleck would take the gig. He's waiting for something bigger.

The bad part? If it's Bohl, there will be yet another HC who is better than Riley and understands what it takes to win in this part of the country.
Good first 2 paragraphs followed by some stupid.
 
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