Governor of Minnesota accepts game ball from win over Penn State 'on behalf of proud Minnesotans'
P.J. Fleck made good on his dedication from Saturday.
It has been an unbelievable run this season for Fleck and the undefeated Golden Gophers. Though the team must wait and see where they will be ranked on Tuesday’s College Football Playoff Rankings, Saturday’s win was the biggest for the program in nearly 20 years.
Fleck has already produced one of the best seasons at Minnesota in recent history, and he shined a light on the fanbase after the big win in Minneapolis. He praised their support in TCF Bank Stadium and dedicated Saturday’s game ball to the entire state of Minnesota as a result.
On Tuesday, Fleck made good on that dedication. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz made an appearance on campus to accept the game ball from Fleck “on behalf of proud Minnesotans.”
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As a former football coach and huge #Gophers fan, I am honored to accept the game ball from Saturday’s historic @GopherFootball victory on behalf of proud Minnesotans. Thank you, @Coach_Fleck.#RTB #SkiUMah #OneMinnesota pic.twitter.com/rIIFWyI8Y7
— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) November 12, 2019
It is definitely a cool gesture as the state definitely appears to be buying into the direction of the program under Fleck. Hopefully, the Gophers keep this run rolling to 10-0 with a win against Iowa.