Found August 28, 2013 on Gamedayr:
Minnesota Golden Gophers coach Jerry Kill has released "Get out of work early" hooky notes so fans can tailgate the season opener against UNLV nice and early.

Photo: Minnesota's Jerry Kill writes excuse note for fans to miss work

If you're a fan of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team, and you're looking for an excuse to leave work early on Thursday to catch the team's season opener, head coach Jerry Kill has the solution!The Gophers are set to play host to the UNLV Runnin' Rebels Thursday night beginning at 6:00 PM and Coach Kill wants to ensure that everyone who wishes to tailgate...

Jerry Kill Writes Note Excusing Minnesota Fans From Work Early to Tailgate For Team’s Opener Against UNLV (Photo)

Fans around the country are gearing up for the first weekend of college football, and Minnesota football fans even got a little help from their head coach to prepare for the opening game. Head Coach Jerry Kill crafted a letter that fans can print out and present to their boss excusing them from work early on Thursday. The Golden Gophers take on UNLV at 6 p.m. Thursday, and Killâ...

Gophers QB Philip Nelson struggles passing, but runs for 2 TDs

MINNEAPOLIS -- This is Philip Nelson's team. The Gophers made that clear all fall leading up to Thursday's opener against UNLV. So what can be taken away from Nelson's first start of his sophomore year? The results were certainly mixed for the quarterback from Mankato. Minnesota didn't need Nelson to do too much with his arm, which was probably a good thing given...

Minnesota Golden Gophers football preview 2013: Best case, worst case, prediction

In our Minnesota Golden Gophers football preview, we break down the best case and worst case scenarios for 2013, as well as predictions for the upcoming season.

GIF: Minnesota’s Philip Nelson Takes Quarterback Keeper 48 Yards For A Touchdown

The Minnesota Golden Gophers didn’t schedule themselves a cupcake to open the college football season, taking on the UNLV Rebels. But on one particular play in the second quarter, you wouldn’t know otherwise, as Minnesota QB Philip Nelson took a beautifully designed quarterback keeper 48 yards for a touchdown. For most of the play, there wasn’t anybody even close to the signal...

Video: Watch Minnesota’s Class Of 2017 Form A Giant “M” At TCF Bank Stadium

Earlier this week, we showed you a video of over 4,000 Ohio State students joining together to create the world’s largest Block “O” in history. Today, Minnesota followed suit, as the Class of 2017 took to TCF Bank Stadium to create a giant Minnesota “M”. Check it out: Those same students will be back in full force tonight as the Golden Gophers kick off their season against...

Hageman's presence at Minnesota is unmistakable

Ra'Shede Hageman is perhaps the premier attraction on the team as his final season for Minnesota begins, and that's not a surprise given the acclaim he carried as a recruit four years ago. His journey here, to leader of the Gophers and pro prospect, has included plenty of unexpected turns. His unmistakable presence is a triumph in itself, even before he begins to pressure...

Gopher Football Preview: The Defense

As usual, high levels of procrastination and just plain ****** planning have forced me to do one big defense preview rather than separate previews by position like I did with quarterbacks, running backs, receivers and offensive line. Last season, the Gophers D was 45th in points against, allowing 24.7 points per game.  They were 33rd in yard allowed per game (358.6).  They were...
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