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Minnesota Football: Another major recruit leaves Minnesota

It could have been nothing but smiles and joy for Jerry Kill and Gopher fans last week, but unfortunately, the week wasn’t quite that sweet. The Gophers landed a 4-star receiver out of Virginia, Melvin Holland Jr., which came as a surprise to many. It would have been icing on top of the cake for Kill if in-state recruit, Frank Ragnow, from Chanhassen would have signed his letter...
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Kill is the guy

Jerry Kill has the Minnesota Gophers Football team back on track. The Gophers are poised to have their best season since 2003 when they went 10-3, but this year’s team looks like they will be contenders for a long time to come in the Big 10. All the Gophers needed was something to trigger a winning streak. Their current four game winning streak in the Big 10 is their longest since...
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Gophers in the Gator bowl?

It might be unrealistic at this point, but if the Gophers win two of their remaining games they may be taking a trip to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL. CBS’s Jerry Palm projects that the Gophers will play Ole Miss in the Gator Bowl on New Years Day. This would be quite the feat for a Minnesota team that has done a lot of growing up this season. The Gophers have a right to be...
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Gophers play is turning heads

Philip Nelson continues to impress at quarterback leading the Gophers to two quality victories in a row.(Photo Credit: AP/ In recent years, when the Gophers were stated to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers, it was safe to say that you could chalk the game up as a loss. On Saturday, the Gophers reversed that trend with a rare win over their Big Ten foes. At 6-2 (2-2) the...
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers QB Philip Nelson struggles passing, but runs for 2 TDs

MINNEAPOLIS -- This is Philip Nelson's team. The Gophers made that clear all fall leading up to Thursday's opener against UNLV. So what can be taken away from Nelson's first start of his sophomore year? The results were certainly mixed for the quarterback from Mankato. Minnesota didn't need Nelson to do too much with his arm, which was probably a good thing given...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Philip Nelson focused after being tabbed Gophers starting QB

MINNEAPOLIS -- With a much-ado-about-little battle behind him, Philip Nelson can, for the first time, fully focus on what he was brought here to do. Command a huddle. Read defenses. Call audibles. Run the zone read. Find receiving windows. Lead touchdown marches. Win football games. Not be faced with incessant questions about Minnesota's No. 1 quarterback spot, which was technically...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Nelson, Gophers defining their identity

MINNEAPOLIS A year ago, the Gophers began spring football practice to a very clear tune: This is Jerry Kill's team. It was the beginning of the coach's second season in the Twin Cities. He'd recruited a class of players by that point, gotten that first 3-9 season and all the initial kinks of being new and turning a program around out of his system. And it was Jerry...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bowl offers big chance for Gophers' Nelson

MINNEAPOLIS Whether it's criticism or praise, the focus of a football team seems to be centered more often than not on the quarterback. Gophers freshman Philip Nelson was no exception to that rule this season. Nelson, the true freshman from Mankato, was thrust into the starting role in Week 7 against Wisconsin when MarQueis Gray and Max Shortell were both out with injuries...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Nelson hoping to start a Gophers revival

MINNEAPOLIS Philip Nelson likely could have had plenty offers from colleges across the country, but he shut down the recruiting process early by committing to stay in state and play for the University of Minnesota.The former Mankato West star quarterback loved the approach new Gophers coach Jerry Kill brought to campus. From the day he took the job prior to last season, Kill preached...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

QB Nelson getting surprise start for Gophers

MADISON, Wis. The University of Minnesota quarterback carousel took another turn Saturday against Wisconsin.Gophers freshman Philip Nelson got the start at quarterback, making his college debut against Wisconsin. Nelson started in place of injured senior MarQueis Gray and struggling sophomore Max Shortell.Nelson was a standout at Mankato West High School and was the top-ranked quarterback...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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