staff, April 9, 2016

The Minnesota football team held its annual spring game Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium.

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The first spring game under Tracy Claeys featured two 40-minutes halves of game action, most of which was controlled by the defense.

Starting quarterback Mitch Leidner didn't suit up Saturday (he actually called the game for radio), so it was Demry Croft and the backups getting all of the reps under center.

Watch some of the spring game's top highlights in this post.