MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, say they are ready to practice under reinstated coach Todd Hoffner.
The Mavericks football program held a news conference Thursday, the day after players refused to practice when Hoffner returned to the school.
In a statement, junior defensive back Sam Thompson and sophomore wide receiver Kyle Riggott say the team is ''ready to get back to playing football.'' The players say they wanted their voice heard about their support for interim coach Aaron Keen and for a ''more robust communication channel'' about the coaching situation.
Hoffner said in a statement he does not take the players' actions personally.
Hoffner returned to campus for the first time Wednesday since an arbitrator ruled he was fired unfairly last year in the wake of a child porn investigation that ultimately cleared him.
The team is scheduled to practice Friday afternoon.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Carolina Wise Guy NFL Picks 10/23 on Sun, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961
sun night play on Sun, Oct 2016 by sharkey11
sun night play on Sun, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961
nfl 2nd set on Sun, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail College Football Week 9 Odds The College Football Season is approaching Week 9 and oddsmakers have released the opening odds. Here’s a closer look.
Thumbnail Sun Devils aim to protect house vs. Cougs Arizona State has won six in a row at Sun Devil Stadium over Washington State. But will that streak come to an end this evening?
Thumbnail Freeze's Rebels eye upset win at Tiger Stadium LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron and Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze enjoy a warm, longstanding relationship. That’ll surely go by the...
Thumbnail Ohio St. vs. Penn St. Prediction Will No. 2 Ohio State be able to put up enough offense to hit the over when it takes on Penn State tonight...
Thumbnail Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech Prediction Will Texas Tech hang with Oklahoma when the two schools play in a shootout tonight at 8:00PM ET?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages