2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Has started all six games this season • has recorded 14 tackles including 6.5 for a loss and 2.5 sacks. Game-by-Game: Started and made one tackle against Buffalo and tallied two tackles including one for a loss against Oregon State • notched one tackle for a loss of five yards against Middle Tennessee • recorded one tackle for a loss against Maryland • notched five tackles including 2.5 and 1.5 sacks • made four tackles including one for a loss against Michigan State.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 11 games and started one • made 25 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks. Game-by-Game: Made collegiate debut against Indiana State and recorded his first career tackle • made his first career start against Colorado State and tallied six tackles • saw action against Iowa • registered five tackles against Maryland • made one tackle against Rutgers and notched three tackles against Illinois • recorded one tackle against Purdue and competed against Nebraska • recorded his first career sack and had two tackles against Northwestern • had half of a sack against Wisconsin • tallied four tackles and one sack against Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Eden Prairie High School • three-year letterwinner played both on the defensive line and at linebacker for the Eagles, who ranked No. 3 in the state • compiled an 11-1 mark and a 9-0 record in conference play in 2015 • named Associated Press First Team All-State • played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl for the East squad • guided team to two state titles and held a 40-game winning streak • paced a defense that allowed only 16.9 points per game during senior season • as a senior, totaled 35 tackles, including 7.0 tackles-for-loss, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery • also added six carries for 27 yards and two touchdowns and one reception for 46 yards and a score • as a junior, forced and recovered a fumble en route to leading a defense to allow only 13.9 points per game and have a perfect 13-0 season • as a sophomore, paced the team to a 12-0 mark and the defense allowed just 12.7 points per game • coached by Mike Grant • ranked as a four-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports • Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports listed him as the No. 1 prospect in the state • Scout rated him as the No. 1 outside linebacker in the state and Midwest region, No. 4 outside linebacker in the nation and No. 51 overall prospect • Rivals tabbed him as the No. 8 linebacker in the country and No. 82 prospect overall • ESPN ranked him as the No. 12 inside linebacker, No. 25 overall prospect in the region and a member of the ESPN 300 • 247Sports ranked him as the No. 9 outside linebacker and No. 92 overall prospect • also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born July 21, 1997 • son of Robert and Jennie Coughlin • has two brothers (Quinn and Cullen) and two sisters (Kaiden and Callie) • father, Robert, played football for the Gophers from 1986-90 and was a two-year letterwinner • mother, Jennie (Moe), played tennis for Minnesota from 1989-92 and was a three-time all-conference selection and two-time team MVP • she is in the top-5 in program history for singles wins (92) and doubles victories (89) • grandfather, Tom Moe, lettered for the Gophers from 1957-59 and later served as interim athletic director for the Maroon and Gold for three years (1999-2002) • uncle, Mike Moe, lettered for the Gophers in the 1980s.
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Go behind the scenes of BTN Tailgate on Set-Up Day -- the BTN pregame show is coming to Minneapolis for Gophers-Fighting Illini!
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Gophers Will Host Indiana On Oct. 26, 2018
Minnesota will welcome Indiana to TCF Bank Stadium for the first time ever in 2018. The Big Ten Conference announced today that the game will now be played on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.