He may only be 36, but the Gophers’ new head coach brings high energy and recruiting acumen to Minnesota.
Jim Tressel maintained short but high-tempo football practices. The former Ohio State head coach wanted his team to perform at “100 miles per hour” every day. Only one of the team’s assistants in 2006 — a 25-year-old P.J. Fleck in his first coaching job — had the stamina to run alongside the players while the rest of the staff trailed behind.