Recap: The Gophers won a second consecutive Big Ten game, obtained bowl eligibility and beat Nebraska for the first time since 1960 on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Cornhuskers took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, but Minnesota responded with 17 unanswered points. The Gophers brought it to 27-13 late in the third, but Nebraska had 10 points of its own after that.
After the Gophers’ 20-17 win over Northwestern on Saturday, defensive coordinator and acting head coach Tracy Claeys returned home and went straight to bed.
Filling in as head coach for Jerry Kill, Claeys has a lot more on his plate nowadays.
“That’s a long week, and it gives you appreciation for all the obligations that need to be done outside of football,” Claeys said. “It’s a blessing I’m not married and don’t have a family, because I don’t know where I’d have time to spend with them this past week.”
After working under Jerry Kill for 19 years, Tracy Claeys is the Gophers’ acting head coach.