Bloguin Top 50: No. 46 — Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers 2014 Record: 8-5 Overall, 5-3 Big Ten (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Does Minnesota realistically have the best chance to win the Big Ten West? Minnesota has improved in record (either overall, in conference, or both) every year since Jerry Kill was hired. However, Minnesota has been sort of stuck in this nexus of 8 wins max for seemingly most of...
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Bloguin Top 50: No. 46 — Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers 2014 Record: 8-5 Overall, 5-3 Big Ten (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Does Minnesota realistically have the best chance to win the Big Ten West? Minnesota has improved in record (either overall, in conference, or both) every year since Jerry Kill was hired. However, Minnesota has been sort of stuck in this nexus of 8 wins max for seemingly most of...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Gophers Football Preview: Looking at the 2015 Defense

How have the Minnesota Gophers gone from doormats to challengers for a division crown in just four years time? By doing the classic Big Ten things — have a powerful running game and playing some stout defense. While the Gophers defensive group has never been loaded with stars that national pundits or fans would talk about on a daily basis, there has never been a lack of quality...
Via Talking 10
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: The Emergence of the Gophers

Jerry Kill Overall record seems to be the biggest indicator for evaluating the strength of a collegiate football program; however, one statistic has proven to be more important for analyzing these programs and where they’re headed—the number of players that a team sends to the NFL Draft. The reason is simple; most top recruits expect to go to the NFL, but they want to make sure...
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May 09, 2015  |  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...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Competing in the Big 10

Minnesota Football is clearly a program on the rise. Following their first back-to-back 8 win seasons in almost a decade, the Golden Gophers will surely be heading into 2015 with something to prove. Head coach Jerry Kill, who’s already improved the program dramatically, believes his team is in position to be even more successful next season. Though Minnesota Football is indeed...
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April 25, 2015  |  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...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Continuing Success in 2015

Over the last two seasons, Minnesota Football has taken some great strides toward improving their program and becoming competitive in the Big 10 conference. Following a four year stretch in which the team posted losing record, it’s safe to say that the improvement in the previous two seasons shows a lot of promise for the Golden Gophers. Under the direction of Jerry Kill...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Football: Notable NFL Prospects

The University of Minnesota is not necessarily known for producing elite players in the NFL; this year, however, Maxx Williams (TE) and David Cobb (RB) have emerged as players who are ready to make the transition to the NFL. While neither one is projected to be a dominant player in the league, joining a system that suits their skill-sets could put them in a position to succeed...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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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March 04, 2015  |  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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March 01, 2015  |  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...
Via Holdout Sports
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

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

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

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
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