P.J. Fleck and the University if Minnesota announced Sunday night that defensive coordinator Robb Smith has been relieved of his duties and Joe Rossi will be filling in as interim DC.
"These decisions are always difficult, especially when they involve a close friend and colleague," said Fleck. "I want to thank Robb, Amy and their family for all the time and energy they spent helping our program grow. Robb is an elite man and will always be a dear friend of mine."