Tracy Claeys dropped an interesting quote on his way out of Minnesota’s facility on Tuesday night.
Minnesota, seemingly out of nowhere, fired head coach Tracy Claeys on Tuesday night, despite putting together a nine-win season for the first time since 2003. But at this point, it’s become clear that there was some tension between Claeys and the administration that had been brewing. Claeys apparently showed a bit of frustration on his way out the door Tuesday night as well.
According to numerous reporters on-scene, Claeys answered a number of questions on his way out with “enjoy the winter.” The winters in Minnesota, obviously, are rough.
"I won't be up here freezing my ass off, so y'all enjoy the winter." MN Gophers FB coach Tracy Claeys to our camera after being fired.
— Bill Lunn (@BillLunnKSTP) January 4, 2017
Tracy Claeys just left football complex. Just kept repeating same answer to all questions:
"Enjoy the winter."
— Dave Schwartz (@Dave_Schwartz) January 3, 2017
Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys leaving the football facility and responding to all questions by saying, “Enjoy the winter,” is pretty funny.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 4, 2017
With Claeys out, most believe that Minnesota will pursue Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck. It’ll be interesting to see what the Golden Gophers do if they can’t land him.