What P.J. Fleck said following Minnesota's loss to Michigan
Minnesota’s hopes to start the 2020 season off with a statement win did not go well.
Entering the season opener, the Gophers were hopeful to keep the momentum rolling after an 11-win season and strong showing in their bowl game. Unfortunately, Michigan had other plans.
A slow start by Minnesota and some questionable decision-making by head coach P.J. Fleck before halftime really set the Gophers up with a big hole to climb out of. Though the offense did score a touchdown coming out of halftime, Minnesota was never able to cut the deficit below 11 points in the loss to the Wolverines.
After the game, Fleck discussed the big loss, taking the blame for the team’s shortcomings and discussing some of the other moments from the game:
P.J. Fleck on KFAN: Why we didn't win, 100% falls on me. #Gophers
— Nadine Babu (@NadineBabu) October 25, 2020
P.J. Fleck telling KFAN post game kicker Brock Walker is just recovering from having hernia surgery, and he's the one who played tonight. #Gophers
— Jeff Wald (@JeffWaldFox9) October 25, 2020
P.J. Fleck: It just wasn't good enough, at all, in any phase. Gotta give them a lot of credit, they're a good football team. I just felt like we fought & fought & fought. We couldn't get back out of the hole that was deeper. It was difficult to play catch up the entire game.
— GopherHole.com (@GopherHole) October 25, 2020
Minnesota will now turn its attention to Maryland for Week 2. That game is scheduled for a Friday night kick-off at 7:30 pm EST on ESPN.