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Published June 18, 2013, 07:09 PM

Gophers Summer Caravan Tour Made a Stop in Moorhead

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The Gophers Summer Caravan Tour made a stop in Moorhead today; as Minnesota brought several coaches to mingle and meet season ticket holders...along for the trip was Athletic Director Norwood Teague and asked him about the Big 10 going to 9 conference games and eliminating FCS games.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The Gophers Summer Caravan Tour made a stop in Moorhead today; as Minnesota brought several coaches to mingle and meet season ticket holders...along for the trip was Athletic Director Norwood Teague and asked him about the Big 10 going to 9 conference games and eliminating FCS games.

Norwood Teague- Minnesota Athletic Director: "I Think it's fine; it will limit games we play in non conference we'll play each other and see where the chips fall."

On the flip side in this part of the world that support NDSU love the matchup with Minnesota and that means the FCS games go away.

Teague: "The FCS decision solely based on television and partnership with Big Ten Network ESPN and ABC and desire in nonconference to play FBS team no ideal for our FCS teams in the region but it's something we have to be a good partner with television helps with budget pays our bills."

Do you see some exceptions an NDSU, Eastern Washington

that has a good Sagarin rating or RPI that wouldn't hurt you would

schedule them?

Teague: "I wouldn't see scheduling any I see maybe when you're in for the next 5 years that's difficult to get out; I don't see any being scheduled

for the next 5 years."

Tell me about hiring Coach Pitino.

Teague: "When you make a decision professionally or life in general when it's validated it's thrilling situation for me he's so good; so prepared hired an unbelieveable staff hit the ground running in recruiting he's going to be terrific."

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