Overall record seems to be the biggest indicator for evaluating the strength of a collegiate football program; however, one statistic has proven to be more important for analyzing these programs and where they’re headed—the number of players that a team sends to the NFL Draft. The reason is simple; most top recruits expect to go to the NFL, but they want to make sure...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers cornerback Eric Murray left the TCF Bank Stadium turf fuming after Nebraska wideout Kenny Bell sped past him and caught a 42-yard pass that set up the Huskers at Minnesota's 2-yard line last season.
After Nebraska went up 6-0 a play later, Murray found defensive coordinator on Tracy Claeys on the sideline and pled with him. His message: That won't happen again...
This is the seventh in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice.
Today's position: Cornerbacks
Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7
Projected starters: Eric Murray (junior), Derrick Wells (senior)
Key backups: Jalen Myrick (sophomore), Briean Boddy-Calhoun (redshirt junior), Marcus Jones (senior)
The breakdown: Murray is the one mainstay...