Coaches Nominated for Courage Award
Claeys has coached on the sidelines for the past five games.

Nov. 20, 2013

The University of Minnesota football coaching staff has been nominated for the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. All other eight of the nine nominees are individuals.

The Discover Orange Bowl Courage Award is annually given to a player, coach or support person in college football who displays courage, on or off the field. A select group of writers from the Football Writers Association of America vote on the winner each year.

The Gopher coaching staff is being recognized for head coach Jerry Kill’s determination in dealing with epilepsy, and for the assistant coaches’ cohesion and ability to keep the program moving forward.

On Oct. 10, it was announced that defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys would serve as acting head coach while Kill took time to focus on treating his epilepsy. While Kill has returned to practice and the coaching booth, Claeys has continued as acting head coach. The Gophers are 8-2, their best start to a season since 2003.

The recipient of the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award will be announced on Dec. 20 in Dallas.


 

 

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