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MSU Coach Candidate

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The 2nd finalist for the Minot State head football coaching position was introduced to the media today. Todd Hoffner who most recently was the head coach at Minnesota-Mankato shared his thoughts on the possibility of becoming the University's next coach. Hoffner has 11 years of head coaching experience

including 4 at the NSIC level where he won the conference championship in 2011 and feels he can bring that experience with him to help build the football program.

Todd Hoffner, MSU Coaching Finalist:I'm here today as a finalist for the head football coaching job and it excites me. It's a great opportunity for myself my family to come here and hopefully grow professionally. It's also a great challenge. I think some of the things that have happened in the past present for great opportunity for the next head football coach and there's tons of potential here in Minot and at Minot State and for the athletic department here at the University.

Hoffner has gone through a precarious situation where he was dismissed of his head coaching job at Mankato and was later vindicated which has helped drive him to get back into a head coaching position.

<Hoffner:I have a lot to prove also as a professional, I think what is happening and what has transpired I think Lou Holtz said it best life is 10 percent of the situation and events that happen to you and 90% is how you react to that, I'm not a quitter, I'm not gonna let this beat me and hopefully this is an opportunity for me to redeem myself and my career.

Hoffner added that he would like to build the program with graduating high school athletes from North Dakota, Montana and Canada. The 3rd and final candidate

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