Minnesota Football: Three takeaways from the Gophers’ Pro Day

It was a relatively intimate, yet exciting atmosphere at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex in Minneapolis on Monday. Scouts, personnel executives, and coaches from 23 NFL teams came to the Twin Cities to evaluate players from Minnesota, Minnesota State-Mankato, Missouri State, North Dakota State, and Concordia University. There is an NFL rule that allows players who went to high...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Three questions heading into the Golden Gophers’ Pro Day

Tomorrow, Minnesota will be one of five schools to start the month-long string of Pro Days for aspiring NFL Draft prospects. The other schools kicking off the Pro Day process are Tennessee-Chattanooga, Troy, Virginia (who Train says I should meet), and Wake Forest. Of the 16 Minnesota players who will work out, only three (David Cobb, Maxx Williams, and Damien Wilson) were invited...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Spring Preview 2015: Can Kill’s team continue to contend?

Raise your hand if you thought the Badgers vs. Gophers would be for the Big Ten West division title last season? Sure, you probably thought Wisconsin would have that opportunity on the line, but few thought the Gophers were also going to be the main contender to the Badgers’ run to the West division title. That’s exactly what happened, as the bitter rivals clashed in Madison...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Questions abound for Gophers at RB, WR & QB in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS -- With the 2014 season in the rearview mirror, the University of Minnesota football team has already turned its attention to 2015. In doing so, the Gophers have plenty of questions to answer before the start of the next season. Perhaps not surprisingly, many of those questions are on the offensive side of the ball. Minnesota was solid defensively but was inconsistent...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Notebook: Bowl-bound Gophers enjoying support, adulation from fans

MINNEAPOLIS -- In his five years on the University of Minnesota campus, Gophers redshirt senior defensive tackle Cameron Botticelli had never been to a men's basketball game. That is, until earlier this week when he and several of his teammates were honored on the court during Minnesota's game against North Dakota. Botticelli was joined by quarterback Mitch Leidner, running back...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota DB Marcus Jones dances wildly to 'Jump Around' (Video)

Minnesota Golden Gophers senior defensive back Marcus Jones joined the Wisconsin fans and danced wildly to the House of Pain classic "Jump Around" during a timeout in Saturday's Big Ten conference football game in Madison.Good thing Jones isn't a key player on Minnesota's roster, because if we were one of their coaches, we would have yanked him off the field and sat him on the bench...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Plenty at stake for Gophers in their biggest game in over 50 years

MINNEAPOLIS -- Back in November of 1960, rivals Minnesota and Wisconsin faced off in the final game of the regular season. The Gophers needed a win to earn a trip to the Rose Bowl. With a 26-7 victory over the Badgers, Minnesota punched its ticket to Pasadena and eventually won the Associated Press National Championship. That game in Madison 54 years ago was perhaps one of the most...
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November 26, 2014  |  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

Minnesota coach eats ice cream bar during 17-degree game

Minnesota Golden Gophers assistant coach Tracy Claeys decided to eat an ice cream bar on the sideline during a snow game.
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota crowd-sourcing TCF Bank Stadium snow removal

Minnesota is crowd-sourcing snow shovelers for TCF Bank Stadium. Four hours and wham bam, you've got beer money for the week.
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill celebrates win over Iowa with postgame victory dance (GIF)

On Saturday, Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill celebrated his team's 51-14 blowout win over Big Ten Conference rival Iowa with a postgame victory dance in the locker room.The Minnesota players clearly enjoyed watching Kill let loose:Video via Minnesota Gophers. H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
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November 09, 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

WATCH: Minnesota TE makes phenomenal sideline catch

Gophers TE Maxx Williams made an incredible sideline catch against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers hope bye week leaves them re-energized vs. rival Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS -- The recent bye week was both a blessing and a curse for the Gophers football team. On one side of the coin is the fact that Minnesota had an extra week for its disappointing loss at Illinois to linger. The Gophers didn't have the opportunity to get right back out on the field the following Saturday to put that loss behind them. On the plus side, the extra break allowed...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Missed opportunity against Illini

In a game the Gophers were expected to win, they left the state of Illinois in defeat after falling to the Illini, 28-24. Minnesota had another slow start for the second week in a row and, despite rallying to take the lead, gave it back late with a costly turnover. Here are the Gophers' grades from their loss to Illinois. Running offense: C-minus Yes, senior running back David Cobb...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things we learned: Gophers at Fighting Illini

Few people saw this one coming. Minnesota went on the road and was favored to beat Illinois, but it was the Illini pulling off a 28-24 upset over the visiting Gophers. Minnesota fell behind early and, despite taking a second-half lead, couldn't make enough plays when it counted. The Gophers now head into the bye week with a sour taste in their mouths after losing on the road. Here...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Gophers defense has to prepare for two Illinois QBs

MINNEAPOLIS -- In Saturday's 39-38 win against Purdue, the Gophers struggled at times on defense. Minnesota made some adjustments at halftime and eventually made some big defensive plays when it needed to in order to escape with the win. Now the Gophers are preparing to face an Illinois team that ranks in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten in terms of total offense, but is at...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota gets defensive late, moves to 3-0 in Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's a stat that Minnesota's players certainly weren't aware of. Neither was head coach Jerry Kill. Under Kill, the Gophers were 0-22 when trailing at halftime, like they were Saturday to visiting Purdue. What happened in the second half at TCF Bank Stadium was as good a testament as anything as to just how far this program has come in Kill's four seasons. Despite...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Gophers vs. Boilermakers

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers are riding a wave of confidence as they improved to 5-1 last weekend for the first time since 2008. Minnesota's win over Northwestern improved Jerry Kill's team to 2-0 in the Big Ten. Now the Gophers look to keep their perfect conference record intact when they host Purdue on Saturday for homecoming. Here are five things to watch when the Boilermakers come...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowled over: Goal of Gophers now is to win Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Gophers cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun first arrived on campus before the 2012 season, Minnesota's team goal was simple: win six games to get to a bowl game. For a team that was fresh off a three-win season, that goal seemed realistic and attainable, but some work needed to be done to get there. Sure enough, Minnesota won six games in 2012 to advance to the Meineke...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Mason's Oct. 15 Gophers mailbag

MINNEAPOLIS -- Two Big Ten games, two wins for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Jerry Kill's team is coming off a home victory over Northwestern, which lifted Minnesota to 5-1 on the season and a perfect 2-0 in the conference. The Gophers now prepare to host Purdue this weekend with the hope of improving to 6-1. Leading up to that game, I answered your questions about Minnesota. Be...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Gophers' goal is to give up 17 points or less per game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Gophers football team gave up 17 points in Saturday's win against Northwestern. In the eyes of the defense, one point more would have been too many. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said Minnesota's defense set a goal before the year started to give up 17 or fewer points per game. In their last three games -- all wins -- the Gophers have done just that...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Gophers' goal is to give up 17 points or less per game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Gophers football team gave up 17 points in Saturday's win against Northwestern. In the eyes of the defense, one point more would have been too many. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys said Minnesota's defense set a goal before the year started to give up 17 or fewer points per game. In their last three games -- all wins -- the Gophers have done just that...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pair of Gophers claim Big Ten Player of the Week honors

MINNEAPOLIS -- After the Gophers' 24-17 win Saturday over Northwestern, two Minnesota players earned weekly conference honors. Gophers linebacker Damien Wilson was named Co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, while cornerback Jalen Myrick earned Co-Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Wilson, who entered Saturday's game as Minnesota's leading tackler, had a team-high...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s Jalen Myrick 100-Yard Kickoff Return For Touchdown

Minnesota Gophers return man Jalen Myrick took a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Northwestern.
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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