Minnesota Uses 'Dramatic Chipmunk' to Distract Opposing Kicker

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistSeptember 4, 2015


This is a different sort of ice tactic.

Minnesota is reportedly using footage of the "Dramatic Chipmunk" to distract an opposing kicker.

Yes, this little guy:

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Minnesota is using Dramatic Chipmunk to distract kickers & it's working! TCU is 1-2 on FG attempts. (via @jack_kiwi) http://t.co/qGSqrbOBMb

To be clear, the Golden Gophers are (fittingly) touting it as a gopher.

The strategy seems to have worked at least once on TCU kicker Jaden Oberkrom, who was 2-of-3 on field-goal attempts through the first three quarters of Thursday's season opener at TCF Bank Stadium.