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Know the Badgers foe: Minnesota

  This is the 12th in a 12-week Friday series looking at the Wisconsin football team's 2014 opponents. Minnesota's football program is on the rise in coach Jerry Kill's fourth season with the team. The question as it pertains to Wisconsin, however, is this: Are the Gophers good enough to challenge for Paul Bunyan's Axe, or is the gap between the two programs still...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gophers positional preview: Defensive line

  This is the sixth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. Today's position: Defensive line Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starters: defensive end Theiren Cockran (redshirt junior), defensive tackle Cameron Botticelli (redshirt senior), defensive tackle Scott Ekpe (junior), defensive end Michael Amaefula (senior...
Via Fox Sports North
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gophers positional preview: Offensive line

  This is the fifth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. Today's position: Offensive line Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starters: left tackle Ben Lauer (redshirt sophomore), left guard Zac Epping (redshirt senior), center Tommy Olson (senior), right guard Foster Bush (redshirt junior), right tackle Josh Campion...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gophers positional preview: Wide receivers

  This is the third in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice. Today's position: Wide receivers Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Donovahn Jones (sophomore), Drew Wolitarsky (sophomore), KJ Maye (junior) Key backups: Isaac Fruechte (redshirt senior), Eric Carter (redshirt freshman) The breakdown: Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill says Alabama coach Saban earned his money

During an interview with al.com, Minnesota Gophers head coach Jerry Kill shared that Alabama head coach Nick Saban earned his salary.  Saban is the Highest paid coach in College Football ($5.5 million in 2013 with $6.9 million going forward). Kill said, “If somebody said something about coach Saban’s salary, I’d bet he earns every damn dime of it.  He’s under a fishbowl...
Via NCAA Football Zone
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweet combination back flip and catch by Minnesota WR Logan Hutton

This is a sweet combination back flip and double one handed catch by Minnesota WR Logan Hutton.  The Gophers can only hope Hutton can reproduce this sense of awe in the upcoming season.  This is still pretty cool. ICYMI. Not sure how you could though RT @CollegeGameDay: Logan Hutton catches two balls while performing back flip: http://t.co/ORrFb1DlcU — Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball...
Via NCAA Football Zone
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Minnesota Wide Receiver Logan Hutton Catches Two Balls While Doing A Backflip

This is incredible. Logan Hutton is about to enter his redshirt senior season at Minnesota,  and so far, he’s had a pretty quiet career for the Golden Gophers, as he has registered four catches for 38 yards and no touchdowns. Hutton is in the news today for a short video that’s been making its way around the Internet, which features him catching two footballs — one in each...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota WR does backflip on trick catch

We’ve seen some college athletes do some pretty cool tricks while doing backflip (Bishop Sankey and Toby Johnson). However, as cool as those tricks were by other college football players, this one by University of Minnesota wide receiver Logan Hutton was by far the best of the bunch. Hutton, a junior from Texas, recorded this YouTube […] The post Minnesota WR Does Backflip While...
Via Diehardsport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Concussion ends the career of Minnesota lineman

A concussion has robbed one Minnesota football player of his college career, and it's also cost the Gophers their starting right guard. Caleb Bak, who had started 20 straight games at right guard for the Gophers the last two seasons, announced Tuesday that he would not be returning for his senior season. Bak made the announcement on Twitter. Bak suffered the concussion last...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers lineman Bak walks away from football

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers offensive lineman Caleb Bak’s football career is apparently over. Bak, who was set to enter his redshirt senior season with Minnesota, tweeted (@0xluc1d) Tuesday that he won't return to the team in 2014: "big thanks to everyone that has supported me over the last 4 years. Sad to say I won't be returning for my final year of football #GoGophers...
Via Fox Sports North
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota coach Jerry Kill will coach from the sidelines.

Reported by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill is planning on coaching from the sideline this season.  The Gophers’ coach began to work from the booth/Coaches box after suffering a seizure last year.  Kill did coach from the sideline when the Gophers played their bowl game against . Minnesota posted its first winning record since 2008 last season, going...
Via NCAA Football Zone
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota DE Jordan Hinojosa transfers to University of North Dakota

Report: According to the University of North Dakota, Defensive end Jordan Hinojosa has transferred to be a part of their program. By transferring to UND, Hinojosa will be able to play right away.  North Dakota is an FCS program which does not require the DE to sit out a year.  He will join another transfer Alex Tillman, a defensive back coming from the University of Houston. North...
Via NCAA Football Zone
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Previewing the quarterback position

The quarterback position is the biggest question mark for the Gophers heading into next season. The way I see it, there are two guys competing for the starting spot, Mitch Leidner and Chris Streveler. Right now, Leidner seems to be the front runner, but Streveler has looked a lot better this spring, especially when it comes to hitting his targets on stride. The Gopher’s will be...
Via isportsweb.com
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Top three impact newcomers

The expectations are as high as ever for the Minnesota Gophers next season and there are three newcomers that will make a huge difference in making the team contenders in the Big 10 once again. The signing of running back Jeff Jones, a huge instate recruit put the Gophers’ staff and fans in a very  good mood for once. Typically, instate talent as good as Jones heads elsewhere...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Is this Jerry Kill’s defining year

Every coach comes to a crossroad in their career, but typically the head coach of a team that was in rebuilding mode when they took the job gets a little more leeway if their defining season takes a wrong turn. This will likely be true about head coach Jerry Kill. Kill is entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Gophers and in his tenure things have turned for the good...
Via isportsweb.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: The defensive line will be fine next season

Senior’s graduate and that means other players have to step up. The Gophers lost one of their best defensive lineman in the past decade, Ra’Shede Hageman, but the consensus shows that the rest of the defensive line is primed to have big 2014-15 seasons in his absence. Aside from Hageman last season there were a few guys in particular that had nice years. Theiren Cockran recorded...
Via isportsweb.com
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: A look at the career of Ra’Shede Hageman

The Gophers haven’t had too many players make an impact on defense like linebacker Ra’Shede Hagman has in the past decade. Hageman was not a recruit to brag about when he signed his LOI with the Gophers in 2010 but his development was quite impressive. Scouts ranted and raved about Hageman’s size. At 6’6 311 pounds, Hageman had an NFL ready body coming into Minnesota but...
Via isportsweb.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Thumb healed, Streveler could challenge to be Gophers' starting QB

MINNEAPOLIS -- As Chris Streveler dropped a deep sideline pass squarely into the hands of Devon Wright in an 11-on-11 drill Tuesday, his teammates hooted and hollered in excitement. The bystanders watching would likely never have guessed that the Gophers' redshirt freshman quarterback had ever suffered a major thumb injury. Streveler tore a tendon in his right thumb in a practice...
Via Fox Sports North
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers' passing game will feature new faces in new roles

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the 2013 football season started, the Gophers were hoping wide receivers Derrick Engel and Isaac Fruechte would emerge as go-to targets for quarterback Philip Nelson. One year later, the landscape of Minnesota's aerial attack has completely changed. Engel graduated after suffering a torn ACL during his senior year. Fruechte will be a redshirt senior in 2014...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Could Tracy Claeys be a head coach someday?

Minnesota Football: Could Tracy Claeys be a head coach someday?One could rephrase this headline to a successful head coach someday, and I think Defensive Coordinator Tracy Claeys will leave Minnesota after this season to be a head coach somewhere. Claeys didn’t get the credit he deserved for how he kept the Gophers afloat last season. With Kill stepping  down temporarily due to...
Via isportsweb.com
March 09, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Kill’s restructed contract is well-deserved

Minnesota Football: Kill’s restructed contract is well-deservedMinnesota Athletic Director, Norwood Teague, must be pleased with the job his football coach has been doing. Extending head coach Jerry Kill’s contract an extra year was a gutsy move seeing as the football program has been in shambles over the past decade, but this move is going to pay off because Kill is turning...
Via isportsweb.com
February 23, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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’...
Via isportsweb.com
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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