Gophers preview facing West Virginia in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Minnesota Gophers football team will face West Virginia in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl next Tuesday in Phoenix. Ahead of the matchup, wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell and defensive back Coney Durr met with the media.

***CLICK ON THE VIDEO BOX ABOVE TO HEAR FROM AUTMAN-BELL AND DURR***

Autman-Bell talked about his decision to return to the Gopher football team next season, how happy he is to be returning to play another season for the Gophers, what areas of his game he will be working on in the offseason, his thoughts on freshman defensive back Justin Walley, what he sees in West Virginia’s defense, how different this bowl game will feel like with the COVID pandemic, and who among the young wide receiver’s has impressed him.

Durr discussed what he will remember most about his Gopher football career, how he has tried to mentor Walley, how satisfied he was coming back for his final season with the Gophers, how he feels about playing in his last bowl game, his take on West Virginia’s offense, and the challenges of stopping the West Virginia screen game.

Kickoff next Tuesday night is set for 9:15 p.m. Central. The Gophers head to Arizona on Thursday.