. That is what he has been preaching to the Golden Gophers as they prepare for Penn State. Unfortunately, Horton hasn't seen a lot of victories during his tenure as a football coach. Horton is 20-48 (six wins in his last 45 games) as a head coach with previous stops at Nevada and UNLV. Add in his years as an assistant with the St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions and Horton has been a part of a truly awful 16-55 run (36-87 overall) as a coach.
"We practiced hard, everyone was flying around," linebacker Ryan Grant said. "It was high-tempo. People were excited. We were having fun, happy to be playing football."
"I lived for 18 years in Nevada -- I like to gamble," Horton said just before conducting his first practice as the Gophers' boss. "And if it doesn't work out, they can't fire you twice, right?"