STrib: Gophers football looks forward to moving past tumult of 2020


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Nov 11, 2008
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A snapshot of the 2020 football season likely isn't something that P.J. Fleck and his Gophers offensive coaching staff hung on the fridge with magnets like a proud parent would with a child's report card full of straight A's.

The Gophers posted a 3-4 record and saw their offense take a step back from its record-setting 2019 ways. It all came during the coronavirus pandemic and amid the emotionally charged backdrop of the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

"You're looking at things that were constantly moving and constantly out of your control — changing at the last minute, contingency plan upon contingency plan upon contingency plan," Fleck said Tuesday. "There were a lot of things we were focusing on, and not just football and not just how well our offense was running. That's completely my responsibility and my decision to do so. … There was a lot going on in this state, in this city that deserved a lot more attention than whether we scored a point or not."

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