Minnesota true freshman RB Shannon Brooks converted 17 carries into 174 yards and three touchdowns in a 32-23 win against Illinois on Saturday.
Minnesota redshirt freshman RB Rodney Smith (ankle) has been deemed probable for Saturday against Illinois.
Minnesota LB De'Vondre Campbell will attend the East-West Shrine Game.
Minnesota has removed the "interim" title from Tracy Claeys' position, signing him to a three-year contract to be the school's head coach.
There is "a lot of key support" for Minnesota interim HC Tracy Claeys to keep the job full time, according to Bruce Feldman.
Minnesota redshirt junior QB Mitch Leidner was unable to push across a go-ahead touchdown with under a minute remaining in Saturday's 29-26 loss to Michigan.
Minnesota redshirt freshman WR Jeff Jones (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's game against Michigan.
Minnesota HC Jerry Kill is retiring effective immediately due to health reasons.
Minnesota senior WR K.J. Maye had 11 catches for 94 yards in Saturday's 48-25 loss to Nebraska.
Minnesota redshirt senior CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun (knee) will return Saturday against Nebraska.
Minnesota redshirt senior OLB De'Vondre Campbell "shows exceptional skill playing in space and accords himself well as a three down defender," TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline observes.
Minnesota HC Jerry Kills compared true freshman RB Shannon Brooks to Marion Barber.
Minnesota true freshman RB Shannon Brooks had his coming out party in Saturday's 41-13 win against Purdue, rushing for 176 yards and a touchdown on only 17 carries.
Minnesota redshirt junior QB Mitch Leidner completed 8-of-12 passes for 59 yards, two scores and an interception in Saturday's 41-13 win against Purdue.
Minnesota redshirt freshman RB Rodney Smith had 13 carries for 52 yards in Saturday's win against Purdue.