Every road game, the U of M Alumni Association hosts a "Sota Social" on Friday night -- but there's never been a crowd quite like the one there was tonight. Called the "biggest gathering we've had so far," by Alumni Association CEO Phil Esten, passionate Gopher fans were out in force at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
The event, emceed by Gopher football radio voice Mike Grimm, featured Esten, President Eric Kaler, athletics director Joel Maturi, and of course, Goldy Gopher. But no one commanded the attention of the crowd like the star of the show, new head coach Jerry Kill. He promised the Gophers would be a team that "the great people of this state can be proud of."
Not a bad way to fire up the faithful before game day -- Saturday's here!