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.

Claeys has been the Defensive Coordinator for the Gophers for the past 6 seasons.  Terms of the deal have not been released.