Coach Jerry Kill talks to football campers at TCF Bank Stadium today.
That is when the incoming freshman class gathered at Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex to meet with nearly 40 former Gopher football players. The Minnesota alums told the new players what it meant to be a Gopher and how playing at Minnesota helped shape their lives inside and outside of football.
The group of alumni then taught the newest members of the Gopher football team how to sing the Minnesota Rouser, which the freshmen did before heading to class for the first time.
"One of the things we had the freshmen do was stand up and say where they are from," said coach Jerry Kill. "Once they were done, we told them that everyone is from Minnesota now.'
The newest Gophers will spend the rest of their morning in class before heading back to the football facility for individual physicals. They will begin workouts tomorrow.
After the morning meeting the football staff headed over to TCF Bank Stadium, where they are conducting the two-day Coach Kill's Future Gopher Camp, which is open to second to eighth graders. There they stressed fundamentals and hard work in the morning session to more than 100 campers.