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Team-first Cobb has worked hard to become Gophers' top RB

MINNEAPOLIS -- After rushing for 1,202 yards as a junior last season, Gophers running back David Cobb is expected to once again bear the brunt of the carries for Minnesota's rushing attack this season. With that in mind, Cobb was asked after a recent fall practice if he had set any individual goals for himself for 2014. Without hesitation, he gave a simple answer. "Twelve...
Via Fox Sports North
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: A look at the career of Ra’Shede Hageman

The Gophers haven’t had too many players make an impact on defense like linebacker Ra’Shede Hagman has in the past decade. Hageman was not a recruit to brag about when he signed his LOI with the Gophers in 2010 but his development was quite impressive. Scouts ranted and raved about Hageman’s size. At 6’6 311 pounds, Hageman had an NFL ready body coming into Minnesota but...
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football: Next week’s finale is crucial

The Badgers beat the Gophers 20-7 for the tenth year in a row to keep control of Paul Bunyan’s ax on Saturday. The bitter cold weather could be somewhat to blame, but missed opportunities is what ultimately killed the Gophers. Minnesota needs to reverse these mistakes at Michigan State in the regular season finale to keep their dreams of playing in a New Year’s Day bowl alive...
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: Revisiting the NCAA’s oldest rivalry

For the first time in several years, the Wisconsin-Minnesota football game will be a highly anticipated matchup. The battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe will take place Saturday in Minneapolis at 3:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN. In recent seasons, Wisconsin has dominated Minnesota in the annual meeting of college football’s oldest rivalry. The Badgers have won nine in a row in...
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers confident in RBs to pick up slack for Donnell Kirkwood

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rodrick Williams, Jr., will double-check to make sure his alarm clock is set this week.Williams, the Gophers' sophomore running back, was late to a team meeting last week and as a result was held out of the first half of Minnesota's season opener against UNLV. By the time Williams was finally inserted into the game, he got just four second-half carries for...
Via Fox Sports North
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers are more seasoned as 2013 season approaches

MINNEAPOLIS -- Donnell Kirkwood used to be, as he puts it, a hothead. It's the mindset Minnesota's senior running back used in boring his way to 958 yards rushing last season, often dragging defenders an injury-maligned offensive line couldn't handle. But it's also the attitude that led to frequent fall-camp dust-ups, most often with defensive tackle and fellow...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers Football 2013 season preview and predictions

Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach;  Jerry Kill  3rd season  9-16 Gopher Offense Donnell Kirkwood (AP Photo) “In a Word”…experienced…This is my team to watch in the Big Ten in 2013…they have 18 starters back with ten of those on offense.  All five offensive line starters and that is huge with Kill….Jerry wants to run the ball…and then run some more.  His lines...
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Ten-style offense could be key for Gophers

Gophers running back Donnell Kirkwood noticed something about Texas Tech's defense as he watched tape to prepare for Minnesota's bowl game on Friday. What Kirkwood saw from the Red Raiders had him licking his chops in anticipation. "They're not used to power. Not at all," Kirkwood said of Texas Tech's run defense. "We want to kind of introduce them...
Via Fox Sports North
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood loses helmet decal on big hit (Video)

Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood lost a decal on his helmet after a big hit from Northwestern defensive back Ibraheim Campbell during a Big Ten college football matchup Saturday. It happened in the second quarter on a tough 8-yard run up the middle by Kirkwood. Campbell took down Kirkwood with a big hit, and upon impact, the "M" decal on the right side of...
Via Holdout Sports
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota RB loses helmet decal on big hit

You know you are taking a pounding as a running back if you get hit so hard that the decal sticker on your helmet flies off. Such was the case for Minnesota tailback Donnell Kirkwood on Saturday after he received a punishing blow from a Northwestern Wildcats defender.The play occurred during the second quarter on a 2nd & 5 play from the Gopher's own 46-yard line.The announcers...
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October 13, 2012  |  8 Comments
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