Gophers coach Tubby Smith held a rare session with local reporters Wednesday following his big win over No. 1 Indiana.
Smith, among other topics, said the Gopher victory -- seen around the world on ESPN -- would help him recruit.
The coach also said Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and ex-punter Greg Coleman dropped by before the game to give his players a little pep talk.
Smith said the QB compared the end of the Vikings season to the way the Gophers can win end theirs.
As for the fans rushing the floor after the final buzzer: