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MITCH LEIDNER RUMORS

Gophers' season hinges on recharged Leidner

Last year when the going got tough, Minnesota Golden Gophers QB Mitch Leidner struggled. Against Ohio State, Nebraska and Wisconsin completed 37 percent of his passes for 315 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. Combine that with going 1-2 down the stretch and the team missed out on going to the Big Ten title game.Coming into 2015, Leidner has newfound confidence after...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Kill era reaches new milestone

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Jerry Kill went for an early-morning walk on the streets of Lincoln on Saturday, mulling the latest opportunity before his team. When the Golden Gophers coach got back to the hotel, he told his wife Rebecca he had a good feeling. Minnesota hadn't won here since 1960, nor had it defeated an Associated Press Top-25 team on the road since 2000. But Kill hasn't led this...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mental toughness propels Minnesota to historic win at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Ask Briean Boddy-Calhoun, and he'll tell you the biggest game yet in Minnesota's steady ascent wasn't won when he tore the ball out of Nebraska wideout De'Mornay Pierson-El's hands, and the heart out of an entire state of college football fanatics Saturday afternoon. It wasn't won when the Golden Gophers lost the FBS' No. 7 rusher to injury and rode two battering...
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November 22, 2014  |  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

Gophers score noteworthy win at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Mitch Leidner ran for a touchdown and passed for another in Minnesota's 30-14 win against Michigan on Saturday. Minnesota (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) also got a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by De'Vondre Campbell, highlighting a defensive effort that saw the Golden Gophers limit Michigan (2-3, 0-1 Big Ten) to 171 yards of total offense. David Cobb accounted...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota beats Michigan 30-14

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Mitch Leidner ran for a touchdown and passed for another in Minnesota's 30-14 win against Michigan on Saturday. Minnesota (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) also got a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by De'Vondre Campbell, highlighting a defensive effort that saw the Golden Gophers limit Michigan (2-3, 0-1 Big Ten) to 171 yards of total offense. David Cobb accounted...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Different starting QB, but same ugly result for Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Mitch Leidner ran for a touchdown and passed for another in Minnesota's 30-14 win against Michigan on Saturday. Minnesota (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) also got a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by De'Vondre Campbell, highlighting a defensive effort that saw the Golden Gophers limit Michigan (2-3, 0-1 Big Ten) to 171 yards of total offense. David Cobb accounted...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Leidner confident he'll be more relaxed

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mitch Leidner started four games, threw 78 passes and ran the ball 102 times for Minnesota as a freshman last year. He was still nervous for last week's season opener. The Gophers were playing at home and under the lights, so even against an FCS opponent in Eastern Illinois, Leidner felt some jitters. ''He was wound pretty tight when the game started, which we were...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers: 5 questions for 2013

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the BCS National Championship set to be played Monday night, the college football season will soon be over. For the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, the 2013 season ended with a 21-17 loss to Syracuse in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 27. Jerry Kill's team now begins preparing for 2014, with spring practices just a few months away. With that in mind, let's take...
Via Fox Sports North
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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