Minnesota is gearing up for a tough test in the Outback Bowl, and head coach P.J. Fleck took part in a media day on Saturday.

Following a 10-win season, the Gophers are getting ready to take on Auburn and a tough Tiger defense. Unfortunately, the Gophers also recently lost offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca as he left to take the same position at Penn State.

When discussing the challenge ahead, Fleck admitted that Auburn is probably the best defense the Gophers will face all season long:

Asked about Auburn’s head coach, Fleck said he has analyzed the bowl games coached by Gus Malzahn over the years. Fleck even went on to say that Malzahn traditionally does a great job of ditching his tendencies in the postseason:

Heading into the game, Auburn is currently a seven-point favorite in the bowl game. Can the Gophers pull off the upset?