Minnesota offensive line coach resigns
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Gophers offensive line coach Phil Meyer has resigned, days after the Gophers’ regular season ended with a 55-0 defeat to Iowa in the Metrodome.
The Gophers ranked last in the Big Ten Conference in rushing and gave up 27 sacks in 12 games. In 2007, they gave up 13 sacks.
Gophers coach Tim Brewster says in a prepared statement that he thanks Meyer for his hard work and contributions to the program.
Brewster says he plans to move quickly in hiring a replacement and has already started conducting a national search.
The Gophers closed the regular season with four straight losses after cracking the national polls in October. Minnesota was held to 7 yards rushing on Saturday.