Gophers admit they took New Mexico State lightly

You don't hear this every day -- especially from a defensive coordinator of a Division 1 football program. But Minnesota's Tracy Claeys admits the Gophers may have taken New Mexico State too lightly last Saturday. The Gophers -- heavy favorites -- lost by a touchdown. Claeys tells the Star Tribune, that in today's game, "you can't blow anybody off."
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You don't hear this every day -- especially from a defensive coordinator of a Division 1 football program. But Minnesota's Tracy Claeys admits the Gophers may have taken New Mexico State too lightly last Saturday. The Gophers -- heavy favorites -- lost by a touchdown. Claeys tells the Star Tribune, that in today's game, "you can't blow anybody off."

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