The rivalry between Minnesota and Wisconsin might just be heating up in the P.J. Fleck and Paul Chryst eras.
A few weeks ago, the Gophers snapped a 14-game losing streak to the Badgers. They regained Paul Bunyan’s Axe for the first time since 2003. The win also pushed Minnesota to 6-6 on the season, earning it a spot in the postseason.
Now, Minnesota is adding a little more fuel to the fire, and to the rivalry.
Monday, Dontye Carriere-Williams announced via Twitter that he received an offer from the Gophers. What’s the problem with that? He’s a former Badger.
Carriere-Williams announced his decision to transfer just days before Wisconsin opened the 2018 season. He spent the year at Independence Community College and is looking for an opportunity to get back into the FBS picture.
In addition to Minnesota, Carriere-Williams has offers from Vanderbilt and Louisville.
Carriere-Williams played in 15 games for Wisconsin in 2017, making five starts. He totaled 30 tackles, seven pass break-ups and an interception.