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...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Golden Gophers season preview

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have improved in each of head coach Jerry Kill’s first three seasons, and managed to reach the Texas Bowl in 2013. Kill’s health has been a concern for Gophers fans after several sideline epileptic seizures, however the coach maintains that he is good to go for 2014. Philip Nelson was the main play caller for Minnesota in 2013, but decided to transfer...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Gophers could be dark horse in West Division next season

The Gophers could be dark horse in West Division next seasonI might be getting a little ahead of myself here, but Minnesota could actually win the West Division next season. Wouldn’t it be nice to see the Gophers in the Rose Bowl in 2015? Well looking at the conference match-ups there is a possibility of that if the Gophers can just for knock off Ohio State and Michigan. Minnesota...
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Jeff Jones tops solid recruiting class

A year of suspense ended on Wednesday as Jeff Jones, the biggest recruit in Minnesota, decided to sign his letter of intent with the Gophers and stay home. Minnesota’s recruiting class ranked 9th in the Big 10 and that’s not great, but keeping Jones at home was true win for Minnesota, especially when it comes to future recruiting. This is the first time in over a decade that...
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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

The Minnesota Gophers need to sign Jeff Jones

The 2014 national signing day is only a couple days away and nobody knows if Washburn star running back Jeff Jones will be staying home or heading to Michigan or Florida to play football. Jones verbally committed to the Gophers months ago, but Michigan and Florida have also offered scholarships to Jones, who was the biggest standout and MVP at the Under Armour Classic. This was Jones’...
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Will Philip Nelson’s play be missed?

Earlier this week Philip Nelson announced his plans to transfer to a school that plays to his strengths in the passing game. This news came as a surprise to some because Nelson seemed to play a beneficial role for the Gophers at the quarterback position. The question all Gopher football fans should be asking themselves is this: Will we really miss Nelson? Truthfully, this is not...
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota QB Nelson to transfer, seek pass-focused offense

The Minnesota Golden Gophers' quarterback competition just got a little less crowded. Sophomore Philip Nelson announced on Thursday that he intends to transfer, a surprising development for a player who played in 11 games last season and was once viewed as a promising building block for coach Jerry Kill's program. ''I am looking to play in a system that centers more around the...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota QB Philip Nelson to transfer

Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson says he intends to transfer to another school that runs an offense ''that centers more around the passing game.'' The sophomore made the surprise announcement Thursday when he first released the statement to KFXN-FM in Minneapolis. Nelson completed 50.5 percent of his passes for 1,306 yards with nine touchdowns and six interceptions last season...
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January 16, 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...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Bowl losses will deter major recruits

Losing bowl games will simply not attract the major recruits  the Gopher football program team needs to be competitive in the Big 10. After a sixth bowl loss in a row to on Friday, it will be interesting to see if those recruits who are interested in playing for Minnesota will begin to question if its the place for winners or not. Sure, playing in the Texas bowl gave the Gophers...
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Offense lacking in bowl loss

With a bowl victory in their sights, the Minnesota Golden Gophers saw the Texas Bowl slip away in the final minutes as Syracuse escaped with a 21-17 victory in Houston. Neither team found much of a rhythm in the first half, and it wasn't until the fourth quarter that the Gophers found the end zone. The loss marks the second time in as many years that Minnesota ended its season on...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Bowl Preview: Syracuse vs. Minnesota

Texas Bowl  Syracuse Orange(6-6) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers(8-4), 12/27 6pm ET ESPN, Line Gophers (-4) With a win against the Syracuse Orange in the Texas Bowl the Minnesota Golden Gophers will win nine games for just the second time in 108 years. 108 years. That makes a year like this one for the Golden Gophers one for the ages. It truly has been a very emotional journey for...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Must-Knows for Syracuse vs. Minnesota in the Texas Bowl

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news   Syracuse goes for its third bowl win in just four years. We’ve certainly come along way since hearing about 1-win seasons. It might not be the prettiest and flashiest bowl game this holiday season, but the Gophers and the Orange will be battling it out, ground-and-pound style. Between filling your plate with ham and...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Bowl breakdown: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

Minnesota vs. Syracuse Friday, Dec. 27, 6 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Neither Syracuse nor Minnesota averaged more than 200 yards passing this season, a deflating, almost baffling stat in today's pass-heavy age of college football. So, there's little motivation in tabbing either Orange sophomore Terrel Hunt (1,450 yards passing, 15 total TDs) or Gophers sophomore Philip Nelson (1,288...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Bowl breakdown: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

Minnesota vs. Syracuse Friday, Dec. 27, 6 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Neither Syracuse nor Minnesota averaged more than 200 yards passing this season, a deflating, almost baffling stat in today's pass-heavy age of college football. So, there's little motivation in tabbing either Orange sophomore Terrel Hunt (1,450 yards passing, 15 total TDs) or Gophers sophomore Philip Nelson (1,288...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Landing big recruits is key

Jerry Kill has done an amazing job with the Gophers this year. An 8-4 record corresponded by a 4-4 mark in the Big 10 exceeded everyone’s expectations, the future seems pretty bright, but a big concern does remain and that’s recruiting. This past week, Kill landed three recruits. Alabama safety Khari Blasingame, JUCO linebacker Cody Poock, and Wisconsin offensive tackle Luke...
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Three best things about this season

The Minnesota Gophers had quite the season, defying all odds put against them. Many wrote the Gophers off as contenders in the Big 10, at best one or two conference wins. The team had different ideas, putting together their best season under head coach Jerry Kill with an 8-4 record. The Gophers made some great strides this season, but there are three main reasons why we can remember...
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Predictions for Texas Bowl

The Gophers (8-4) have drawn a very winnable bowl game facing the Syracuse Orange (6-6) in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 27. Winnable may be an understatement because The Orange struggled against Big 10 opponents this season losing to both Penn State and Northwestern. Both are teams that Minnesota defeated. Syracuse got destroyed in Northwestern 48-27 back in September, which leads me to...
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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