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Gophers announce spring practice schedule, limit public access

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The University of Minnesota released the spring practice schedule for the Gopher mens football squad in a statement from head coach Tracy Claeys earlier today, revealing that for the first time since the beginning of Jerry Kill's tenure, a little less than half of the 15 practices will be accessible to the public and media.

The Star Tribune's Joe Christensen reports Jerry Kill had made two spring practices private during the 2015 season for the purposes of experimenting with a no-huddle offense. Christensen also noted that the first four private practices will allow the Gophers' new offensive coordinator Jay Johnson to begin implementing his system before the public (and potentially other teams' scouts) have a chance to see it on March 10.

Here's the schedule, according to Claeys. Practices that are open to the public have a * at the end.

Minnesota Football Spring Practice Dates
March 1 – Practice 1 (Closed to the public and media)
March 3 – Practice 2 (Closed to the public and media)
March 5 – Practice 3 (Closed to the public and media)
March 8 – Practice 4 (Closed to the public and media)
March 10 – Practice 5, Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex (Open to the public and media)*
March 22 – Practice 6 (Closed to the public and media)
March 24 – Practice 7, Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex (Open to the public and media)*
March 26 – Practice 8, Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex (Open to the public and media)*
March 29 – Practice 9 (Closed to the public and media)
March 31 – Practice 10, Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex (Open to the public and media)*
April 2 – Practice 11, Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex (Open to the public and media)*
April 5 – Practice 12 (Closed to the public and media)
April 7 – Practice 13, Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex (Open to the public and media)*
April 8 – Practice 14 (Closed to the public and media)
April 9 – Spring Game, TCF Bank Stadium*
All dates, locations and availability are subject to change

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