Minnesota was no win for everyone involved
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Minnesota was no win for everyone involved

The 2016 Gophers disgraced legacy of the 1961 UCLA and Minnesota teams

Photo: Minnesota's Sandy Stephens hands off in the 1962 Rose Bowl

Jerry Kill is angry, stating he will never attend a Minnesota football game at TCF Stadium or step on campus again. The former Gopher head coach’s frustration is over the school firing Tracy Claeys, his long-time right-hand man and successor.

“We gave our best to the state of Minnesota,” he told ESPN 1500 Twin Cities on Wednesday, a day after Claeys was fired. His quotes were posted by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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