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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Tracy Claeys On Big Ten Network's National Signing Day Special

Coach had his first chance to talk with BTN about the Empire Class and what it's like to experience NSD as a head coach.

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Today was Coach Claeys' first National Signing Day as the head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. This meant that it was also his first chance to chat with Mike Hall about his program's 2016 recruiting class. Topics in this clip from BTN's Signing Day Special include:

- How NSD is different for a head coach than a coordinator

- The impact of a coaching change to a recruiting class and how he handled it

- How his recruiting style differs from Jerry Kill

- His thoughts are about new Gopher QB Seth Green

- Why this recruiting class has so many players from the state of Minnesota

- Which of the recruits could make an impact this fall

- Carter Coughlin