MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 22: Head coach Tracy Claeys of the Minnesota Golden Gophers yells at an official against Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the fourth quarter at TCF Bank Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota defeated Rutgers 34-32.(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Minnesota QB goes on scorched earth campaign following firing of HC Tracy Claeys


Minnesota suddenly fired head coach Tracy Claeys on Tuesday afternoon, and the aftermath was something to watch on social media. With all the controversy surround the previously planned boycott of the Holiday Bowl, the situation in Minneapolis was a powder-keg waiting to pop, and boy did it ever once the firing was official.

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Lender was a very outspoken critic of the decision.

Lender wasn't the only one, as ESPN's Brett McMurphy cited an unnamed underclassmen predicting a wave of transfers coming for the program.

Minnesota isn't a top program in college football, but it should be a decent program for a lower-level coach to jump to. However, with all of this now happening, it likely isn't an attractive gig at all, as the next head coach will have a lot to remedy that goes beyond the football field.