The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been hit hard by COVID-19 related issues and injuries ahead of tonight’s game against the Purdue Boilermakers.
The Gophers are in the middle of a disappointing 1-3 season, and this certainly doesn’t help. The Boilermakers come into TCF Bank Stadium with a 2-1 record. PJ Fleck is looking to see his team clean up the sloppy play they had last Friday in a blowout home loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes.
“First of all, it starts with me. 100%,” Fleck said earlier this week of the loss to Iowa. “Everything that happened on Friday night, just like everything that happened this year is 100% my responsibility. I’m 100% accountable for everything that happens on and off the field, always will be. I think there was just too much inconsistency. We were not detailed enough, right?Whether it’s a depth of a route, whether it was a drop of a ball and we had eight drops. That’s not like us.
“We had more penalties and we have that’s not like us, and that falls 100% on me. We were behind the chains more than we usually are, which affects the play calling. We had two 10 minute drives that comes away with no points,and If I were to have told you that, you’d think I’m crazy. We missed a field goal. It was really poor on my part.”