Minnesota makes changes to coaching staff
In somewhat of a surprising move, Minnesota made a couple of coaching staff moves on Sunday.
The team announced that it fired offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and passing game coordinator Jim Zebrowski.
Limegrover had been on Jerry Kill’s staff since 1999 while Zebrowski just finished his fifth season as the team’s passing coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
“Matt and Jim are both terrific people and coaches, but I have decided to make a change that will better fit my offensive philosophy, which is to have one coordinator calling the plays,” Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys said in a statement. “They have been great representatives for the university and always put our student-athletes first, and I thank them for their contributions to our program and wish them well in the future.”
Minnesota ranked 103rd in total offense and 75th in passing. The search for a new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach is expected to begin immediately.
Claeys led the Gophers to a 1-4 mark following the midseason retirement of Jerry Kill. Minnesota still could have an outside shot to make a bowl game, despite the fact that it fell short of the six-win plateau.