The University of Minnesota has had quite the past month or so. The craziness in Minneapolis ultimately culminated in the firing of Head Football Coach Tracy Claeys earlier today.

Let’s take a look at the timeline of how the past month has transpired for the Golden Gophers:

December 14th, 2016 – The University of Minnesota suspends 10 players for their alleged involvement in a sexual assault incident that occurred in September.

December 15th, 2016 – Sources report that members of the Minnesota football team may boycott their appearance in the Holiday Bowl due to how the University handled the sexual assault investigation.

December 17th, 2016 – The team end their boycott essentially when the University called their bluff and didn’t reinstate the 10 suspended players.

December 27th, 2016 – 400 “concerned citizens” launched and signed a petition calling for the school to fire Tracy Claeys.

January 3rd, 2016 – The University of Minnesota fires Tracy Claeys after one and a half seasons.

Claeys took over for Jerry Kill as Minnesota head coach in 2015, and led the Golden Gophers to a Quick Lane Bowl win over Central Michigan. In 2016, Claeys led Minnesota to a 9-4 record overall capped off by a win in the Holiday Bowl over Washington State. He went 11-8 overall during those two seasons.

However, it’s Claeys’ handling and taking the player’s side in the sexual assault scandal suspension and boycott that most likely led to his firing.

After the scandal and potential boycott broke out in mid-December, Claeys tweeted the following:

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David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.