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Minnesota AD to meet soon with Claeys about future

December 28, 2016
Minnesota head coach Tracey Claeys has a cooler of Gatorade dumped over him after Minnesota defeated Washington State 17-12 in the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Minnesota head coach Tracey Claeys has a cooler of Gatorade dumped over him after Minnesota defeated Washington State 17-12 in the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The status of Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys will soon be addressed by athletic director Mark Coyle in the aftermath of sexual assault allegations and a brief team boycott after 10 players were suspended for the bowl game.

Coyle said Wednesday that he expects to meet in person with Claeys to discuss the coach’s future with the Gophers, his expectations for the program and the past season that concluded with a 17-12 upset of Washington State in the Holiday Bowl. In a statement distributed by the university, Coyle praised the team’s “exciting” victory Tuesday in San Diego.

The nine wins were the most for Minnesota since 2003.

Claeys has two years left on his current contract.

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