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As a resident of the fine State of Minnesota, I have witnessed firsthand the difficult task presented to third-year Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill of rebuilding a program that hasn’t been very good in a long time but was only made worse during the debacle of a tenure of previous coach Tim […]The post Jerry Kill, Gophers create ‘Get Out of ____ Free’ cards for home opener (pics) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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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...
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...
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...
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...