This is the tenth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice.
TODAY'S POSITION: SPECIALISTS
Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5
Projected starters: Punter Christian Eldred (junior), kicker Chris Hawthorne (senior), kick returner K.J. Maye (sophomore), punt returner Marcus Jones (junior), long snapper Jake Filkins (senior)
MINNEAPOLIS — Australian-born punter Christian Eldred talks about how he ended up playing football for the Golden Gophers.
MINNEAPOLIS After struggling in the punting game last season, the University of Minnesota football team was looking for answers this fall as it looked to solidify its special teams.
The Gophers' solution may have been found on the other side of the world.
Sophomore punter and Melbourne native Christian Eldred transferred to Minnesota from Monash University in Australia, opting...