(Pequot Lakes, MN) — Former Golden Gopher defensive end Carter Coughlin (COFF-lin) of Eden Prairie continues to work out and spend time at his family’s lake house in Pequot Lakes as he awaits next week’s N-F-L Draft. He took some time to reflect on his Gopher career and says he feels a special pride in staying home and in getting the Gophers to a top ten finish for the first time since 1962 and an 11-win season for the first time since 1904. He says he will fondly recall beating Wisconsin his junior year, knocked off fifth-ranked Penn State in his senior year and the Outback Bowl win over Auburn. Coughlin says watching cancer survivor Casey O’Brien get a chance to play in two games also stands out to him. Coughlin says he and several Twin Cities-area recruits chose to stay home back in 2015 and 2016 and they feel they have helped build the program. Coughlin is third in program history in career sacks.
Coughlin reflected on his Gopher career with MNN Sports Director Mike Grimm: