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Most difficult player for Gophers to replace: David Cobb

The Minnesota Golden Gophers had multiple players to choose from when selecting their most difficult player to replace which is absolutely a testament to the program that Jerry Kill has built.Maxx Williams would have been a fine selection here after the Baltimore Ravens made him a second round selection, however the steady production of David Cobb will be very difficult to replace...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers' Jerry Kill named 5th best coach in Big Ten

Jerry Kill certainly has the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the upswing. After back to back eight win season and a Citrus Bowl birth last season, there are a lot of people eyeing the Gophers as a trendy pick in the Big Ten West.Coach Kill is also rising up the ranks in terms of coaches in the league. Check out what the Sporting News had to say about him when they rated him the fifth...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Football Hall of Famer Bobby Bell gets degree at age of 74

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Bobby Bell is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played in two Super Bowls and won a national championship at the University of Minnesota. He says none of those accomplishments compared to Thursday. The 74-year-old Bell participated in graduation ceremonies at his alma mater after getting his degree 56 years after he left the school. Bell was a two-time...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Leidner knows his accuracy must improve for Gophers

There has been lots of extra attention paid to Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner this offseason. With the loss of David Cobb and Maxx Williams to the NFL, he is now the focal point of the offense.Throw into the mix that the Gophers have been experimenting with an up-tempo, no huddle offense and there is a lot on the quarterback's shoulders. In order for him to put...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers get commit from 3-star lineman

The Minnesota Golden Gophers received their latest commitment for the 2016 class and it's another in-state prospect. Standing at 6'6" and 295 pounds, offensive lineman Matt Kegel has verbally committed to the Gophers. The standout has offers from Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Pittsburgh. He becomes the fourth in-state recruit to commit in the 2016 class.He even sent out this happy...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota TE Duke Anyanwu Receives Sixth Year of Eligibility

Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Duke Anyanwu had his medical hardship waiver approved by the NCAA and will return to the team for a sixth season. Anyanwu tweeted the news out on his personal page. Received some great news today as my request for a 6th Year of Eligibility was granted!!! #SoMuchSchool #GoGophers — Duke Anyanwu, Jr. (@DAnyanwu_81) May 5, 2015 Anyanwu will replace...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Philip Nelson Hits Reset Button, Joins South Alabama

Former Minnesota and Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson has resurfaced again, and with a new FBS team. Speaking to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Nelson’s father stated that his son will join the South Alabama Jaguars of the Sun Belt Conference. Nelson last played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers in 2013, the year before he transferred to Rutgers. In two seasons...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans select RB David Cobb in fifth round

With their fifth round pick, 138th overall, the Titans selected running back David Cobb out of Minnesota. Cobb was a very productive back for the Golden Gophers. He’s a big back, almost 230 pounds, so competition for Shonn Greene and Antonio Andrews in that role in the committee with Bishop Sankey. He only ran a 4.81 at the Combine, but that was with an injury. He’s not a speed...
Via Total Titans
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill's vision paying off for Gophers

Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill has the reputation for being a hard-nosed, old school coach and his team's certainly take that personality. What a lot people don't get to see is his incredible vision for his career and the dedication of his assistant coaches. Kill has essentially had the same staff since 1999 when he started at Emporia State. Offensive coordinator...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

How Minnesota can compete in the Big Ten

The Gophers are coming off their first back-to-back 8 win seasons in almost a decade, and the team is certainly on a lot of people's radar to make some noise in the Big Ten West this season.  Outside of winning their season opening primetime matchup with TCU, what must the team do to take the next step forward? One thing is for sure, they won't have to tinker with the defense too...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers ready to play Frogs, or is it Frogger?

The Minnesota Gophers didn't have much fun in Fort Worth last September when they mauled 30-7. This September they hope to return the favor when the matchup heads north.They'll get the chance in front of a national television audience. ESPN released the schedule for the Sept. 3 opener, an 8 p.m. CT kickoff. Minnesota was ready for the announcement with a clever promotional tweet...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Buckeyes to host night games against Penn State, Minnesota

Ohio State announced this week starting times for three games, all affairs to be held in prime time during a four-week span to begin the second half of the season. First is a visit from Penn State on Oct. 17. That game will begin at 8 p.m., making it the fourth consecutive in the series to start at 5:30 p.m. or later. The Buckeyes have won all three, including an 31-24 overtime thriller...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Jalen Myrick: The B1G Wild Card?

The Minnesota Golden Gophers seem to be the flavor of the season in many circles. A couple of outlets and publications have Minnesota as the favorites in the Big Ten West heading into the 2015 season. Some of that can be attributed to Jerry Kill’s track record of improving teams consistently from year to year wherever he goes. Be that as it may, there still seem to be some naysayers...
Via Know It All Football
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota tweets Frogger themed graphic for TCU game

The Golden Gophers are quite fired up about their season opener with TCU. As if they revenge game needed more fuel on the fire, it was announced today that the game will be played in primetime on Thursday, September 3rd. So to keep themselves in the spirit, the Gophers tweets out this fun graphic after the announcement: To make sure that we knew they were fired up for the battle...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota promotes home opener with Frogger graphic

Give the Minnesota Golden Gophers points for tapping into everyone’s inner vintage video game nerd when promoting next season’s home opener. Surely, Minnesota was already excited when the Big Ten announced the 2015 primetime schedule and slated the Gophers tilt with TCU for ESPN. They put that excitement to creative use with a Twitter announcement inspired 1980s arcade legend...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Tweets Frogger-Inspired Graphic To Hype Season-Opener vs. TCU

The Big Ten just released its prime-time schedule on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC for the 2015 season. The Minnesota Golden Gophers will host a pair of night games, including their season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3.   Minnesota promoted its prime-time contest against the Horned Frogs with this humorous graphic based on the classic 1980s arcade game, Frogger.  Round One. Primetime...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota lands Reggie Lynch, transfer from Illinois State

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota is beefing up its frontcourt with the addition of Illinois State transfer Reggie Lynch. The Golden Gophers announced on Wednesday that Lynch has decided to come back and play for his hometown school. Lynch is from the Minneapolis suburb of Edina. The 6-foot-10 Lynch averaged 9.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks as a sophomore last year. He was named...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Reggie Lynch leaves Illinois State, transfers to Minnesota

Illinois State center Reggie Lynch is leaving the program and transferring to Minnesota, he announced Tuesday morning. Lynch averaged 9.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and a MVC-best 2.8 blocks last season for a Redbirds team that reached the second round of the NIT. AP Photo He will have two years of eligibility, starting in the 2016-17 season. Lynch is a native of Minneapolis suburb Edina...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx wrap up draft, acquire guard Anna Cruz in trade

The Minnesota Lynx were busy on draft night, adding depth to an already talented lineup. The team acquired guard Anna Cruz from the New York Liberty in exchange for the No. 11, No. 23 and No. 28 overall picks. The Lynx also acquired the Liberty's No. 16 and No. 35 overall picks, drafting California Golden Bears forward Reshanda Gray and Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Shae Kelley...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: David Cobb, RB Minnesota

Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: RB David Cobb, Minnesota Player Information: David Cobb 5-11, 229 pounds Hometown: Killeen, TX STATS NFL Combine: 40 yard: 4.81 Bench: 17 Vert: 38′-5″ Broad: 121″ News and Notes: Cobb won’t leave your mouth agape with a fast 40-time or some other feat of strength that looks good at the NFL Combine. His film also isn’t filled...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers have serious momentum on 2016 recruiting trail

For those paying attention to the history of Jerry Kill and his coaching tenures, nothing that has happened in his first four years at the University of Minnesota should surprise you. After losing records in his first two seasons, the Gophers have gone on to go 8-5 in back-to-back seasons. Winning football usually begets winning in other areas, and one of the biggest areas that the...
Via Talking 10
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Golden Gophers RB Rodrick Williams Jr. Makes Impressive Touchdown Run in Spring Game

Last season David Cobb did a heck of a job running the ball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. With him gone and likely headed to the NFL someone is going to need to step up to become the new workhorse.With this touchdown run on the first drive of the Minnesota spring game Rodrick Williams Jr. certainly made a solid claim to the job.ICYMI: This was a powerful and impressive @GopherFootball...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota's quarterbacks shine in spring scrimmage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota coach Jerry Kill liked the way starting quarterback Mitch Leidner and his two backups performed during the Gophers' spring game on Saturday. Some of the young receivers need to find a way to hold onto the ball. ''They need to help the quarterbacks out, make plays,'' Kill said. ''I'd rather have them drop balls now than later on.'' Leidner got the fewest...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Multiple Golden Gophers Could Stay in Minnesota with Vikings

Since the establishment of the Minnesota Vikings in 1961, the purple and gold have selected a total of 18 Golden Gophers in the NFL Draft. Of this particular group, only two were selected in the first three rounds. The one Gopher selected by the Vikings in the first round? College and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Carl Eller.Could the next Eller be in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Four-time All-American Logan Storley eyeing UFC gold

Logan Storley is one of the most successful wrestlers to step onto the mat for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Storley, who is set to graduate in the spring, will finish his collegiate career as a four-time All-American. So, what is next for the Webster, South Dakota native? Mixed martial arts. Storley announced that he will be pursuing a career in MMA after he graduates which makes...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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