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Mountain West commissioner open to discussing Gophers AD job

Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson is a U of M graduate, and says he would be "open" to learning about the Gophers' athletic director position. Thompson says he would need to know more about the "needs of the athletic department" before "taking the next step."
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Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson is a U of M graduate, and says he would be "open" to learning about the Gophers' athletic director position. Thompson says he would need to know more about the "needs of the athletic department" before "taking the next step."

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