With a 24-10 victory over Penn State on Saturday, Minnesota (8-2) won a fourth straight Big Ten game for the first time since 1973. The Golden Gophers have succeeded this fall despite the absence of coach Jerry Kill, who announced on Oct. 10 that he was taking a leave of absence to deal with his epilepsy. Interim coach Tracy Claeys has led Minnesota in his place.
The Golden Gophers haven't lost since Kill's departure, and the coach has watched every game from the press box. He seems to be nearing a return to the sideline, and on Saturday, he joined his players in the locker room and took part in the team's victory dance.
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