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Gophers desperate to resuscitate offense, season

Talented, successful coaches don't run from challenges. They meet them head-on. And that's the tact Jerry Kill is taking this week, a handful of days after his Minnesota squad was embarrassed, in a 27-0 loss at No. 16 Northwestern. "Right now I'm doing a poor job of coaching," Kill told reporters Tuesday. "I've been more motivated this week than I've been motivated all year, because...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kill admits Wildcats 'wanted it more than they did'

The Minnesota Golden Gophers were shut out for the first time 2011 and held to just 173 yards in their 27-0 loss on Saturday to the Northwestern Wildcats.The Wildcats had lots of joy and enthusiam on their sidelines which led head coach Jerry Kill to conclude that they just wanted it more:"Northwestern wanted it more than we did; that bothers me," Gophers coach Jerry Kill said. ...
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Coach Kill stays mum on Gophers starting quarterback

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Gophers coach Jerry Kill opened uncertainty at quarterback when he pulled junior Mitch Leidner in the second half of last week's 27-0 loss at Northwestern. As Minnesota (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) prepares for an important game at Purdue on Saturday, Kill is keeping his decision on his starter private. Kill declined to say if Leidner or freshman Demry Croft would...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

College football teams missing quality quarterback play

It’s commonplace in football: A team has a sound defense and — at least in first halves if not second halves — will be competitive precisely because its defense isn’t going to let a game spiral out of its control. The offensive line is capable of providing good run blocking. Just about everything’s there… … except for the quarterback. Despite the “11-men-on-a...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers' Leidner still confident despite criticism

MINNEAPOLIS -- Hours after Mitch Leidner and heavily favored Minnesota survived a scare from lowly Kent State, the Gophers quarterback felt compelled to call coach Jerry Kill to get something off his chest. Leidner knew he had performed poorly earlier in the day, completing 17 of 27 passes for 184 yards and two interceptions in the 10-7 victory. It was the second straight week the...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota QB Leidner remains confident through struggles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner says his confidence hasn't wavered even as fans clamor for a change. Leidner spoke Tuesday as the Golden Gophers prepare to host Ohio on Saturday. The junior captain has struggled over the last two weeks to get the offense moving while freshman Demry Croft waits in the wings. Leidner went 17 for 27 for 184 yards and two interceptions...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Upon further review: Minnesota at Colorado State

Things weren't looking good for Minnesota. Needing a touchdown but buried back at its own 5-yard line with just over three minutes left was bad enough, but the Gophers would have to rely on quarterback Mitch Leidner, who that point had thrown more incomplete passes than complete ones. But Leidner did just that -- leading Minnesota down for a go-ahead score, running twice for 16 yards...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

CSU defense rides roller coaster of up and down play Saturday

  Like a roller coaster, the Colorado State Rams defense started high, but went through multiple ups and downs in their 20-23 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday. The Rams defense continued the momentum they built up last week in the blowout victory over Savannah State, stonewalling the Golden Gophers’ offensive attack over and over again to start the contest. For the...
Via BSN Denver
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota loses against TCU, but shows it belongs

Everyone in Minneapolis and around these United States knew that the Minnesota Golden Gophers faced very small margins on Thursday night against the TCU Horned Frogs. When you’re a 16-point underdog, it only stands to reason that winning a game demands not just a spirited and resilient effort, but one imbued with enough airtight precision to matter. Effort keeps teams in the...
Via The Student Section
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Minnesota TE Maxx Williams Managed To Keep One Foot Inbounds On This Incredible Catch

There aren’t many tight ends in America who are better than Minnesota’s Maxx Williams. The sophomore made perhaps the best catch that you’ll see today during the Golden Gophers’ game against Iowa. Facing a third down and long, Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner dropped back and threw a pass to his star tight end. It looked like it was going to be just out of the reach of Williams...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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