The Gophers have hired Tracy Claeys as their head football coach. He's agreed to a 3-year contract. The move removes the interim tag off his title of Interim head football coach. Claeys replaced Jerry Kill earlier this season after Kill resigned due to health concerns.
With the first college football playoff poll out and several big games between ranked teams on the schedule, this could be the first true elimination week in what should be a wild month of college football. Here are some of the big stories this week: