Following a meeting Thursday morning with the coaching staff and school officials, Minnesota State Mankato players say they'll return to practice Friday after walking out on Wednesday's practice.
The players boycotted practice after Todd Hoffner took his job back as head coach. Hoffner was suspended in August 2012 and dismissed in May 2013 but elected to return Tueday after an arbitrator said he was wrongfully terminated.
At a news conference Thursday afternoon, the players said their boycott wasn't done in an attempt to subvert Hoffner's return. Interim coach Aaron Keen went 24-2 in two years during Hoffner's absence and is still on the staff.
"We wanted our voice to be heard yesterday about our support for Aaron Keen and for our desire for a more robust communication channel be opened between the players, Coach Hoffner and the administration about the coaching situation,’’ safety Sam Thompson and wide receiver Kyle Riggott said in a statement (via the Minneapolis Star Tribune). “WeRead More »from Minnesota State Mankato players agree to return to practice Friday