Report: Minnesota will be missing 20 players, multiple staff members due to COVID-19 and injuries
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be without quite a bit of team personnel for tonight’s game against Purdue.
One of the people that won’t be on the sideline is offensive line coach Brian Callahan. He tested positive for COVID-19, according to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy:
Minnesota OL coach Brian Callahan tested positive for COVID & will not coach tonight vs. Purdue. Director of Player Development Norries Wilson will coach the offensive line instead
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 20, 2020
As the tweet says, director of player development Norries Wilson will be handling the offensive line coaching duties tonight.
The Golden Gophers will also be without a handful of players tonight, according to Pete Thamel:
Source: Minnesota football will be without 20 players tonight against Purdue, as it continues to deal with COVID-19 and injuries. They will also be without multiple staff members, including OL coach Brian Callahan.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 20, 2020
There’s still no word on which players won’t be playing but that’s not good news for Minnesota, especially as the Gophers are only 1-3 on the season.
Purdue has just one loss on the season — against Northwestern last week.
Kickoff for this game will be at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight and the game can be seen on the Big Ten Network.