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Mav Football Team Agrees to Play Under Hoffner

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MANKATO, Minn. -

The MSU football team is back on board, after refusing to practice yesterday.
 
Players and coaches announced that normal operations will pick up tomorrow, with Todd Hoffner as the head coach of the Mavericks. 
 
At a press conference this afternoon everyone from team leaders, to the athletic director, to the interim head coach, to former and current head coach expressed their desire to get to practice, win games... and national championships...all under Coach Hoffner.
 
MSU junior safety Sam Thompson says, "The players were able to make comments and ask questions to Coach Hoffner. We received the answers we were looking for, feel fit to practice and welcome Coach Hoffner as we head toward the end of spring drills."

The players met with Hoffner, associate head coach Aaron Keen, and AD Kevin Buisman early this morning to address those concerns, and said this afternoon that their walkout yesterday was not meant as an attack on their wrongfully fired, and subsequently rehired head coach.

Thompson says, "As a collective unit, we would like to express our sentiments to Coach Hoffner, his wife and his children."

And Hoffner says he didn't take it personally either, and congratulated Keen and the team on their success, adding that he wanted to work the football team they have become since he was pulled off the practice field.
 
Coach Hoffner says, "It's clear there has been a shift in the culture, and I look forward to adapting and integrating many of these positive changes into my leadership of the program and the pursuit of the ultimate goal of winning a national championship."