Golden Gopher football players announced tonight a team-wide boycott.
Minnesota’s football players announced this evening, while unified wearing their jerseys, that they are boycotting all football activities until the team’s suspended players are reinstated.
The Golden Gophers indefinitely suspended 10 players earlier this week due to an alleged sexual assault.
Minnesota’s players announced tonight that they’re boycotting all football activities and want a meeting with the university’s board of regents.
The team addressed the media at the practice facility and a statement was read by senior wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky.
The players didn’t say, though, if the boycott would include the bowl game. Minnesota is set to take on Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.
You can watch a video of the players’ statement to the media here.
Minnesota and Washington State are scheduled to play on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
Ranking 17 New Head Coaching Hires
17. Jay Norvell – Nevada
Last Stop: Arizona State wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator
Head Coaching Record: 0-0
If Jay Norvell’s name sounds familiar, it is likely from his brief tenure as Texas play caller under Charlie Strong. He was given the reins in early 2015, replacing Shawn Watson, but left for Arizona State after one year in Texas. Before his stint in Austin, Norvell spent years as Co-OC and wide receivers coach at Oklahoma.
Norvell has a ton of experience, with 21 years as a position coach or coordinator at Power Five schools, and another six as an NFL assistant. The main problem: recently, it hasn’t seemed that schools are all that desparate to keep him, and in the case of Oklahoma and Texas, the offenses have improved after he’s left.