This is the fourth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice.
Today's position: Tight ends
Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7
Projected starter: Maxx Williams (redshirt sophomore)
Key backups: Drew Goodger (senior), Lincoln Plsek (junior), Duke Anyanwu (redshirt sophomore)
The breakdown: As a redshirt freshman last year, Williams...
MINNEAPOLIS Lincoln Plsek watched the video one time but couldn't bear to watch it again.Like many others across the country, the Gophers sophomore tight end saw the footage of the fertilizer plant exploding in West, Texas, on Wednesday night. For Plsek, however, the tragedy hit close to home his childhood home.Plsek grew up in West, about 2 miles from where the explosion took...