Music City Bowl Preview

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Let’s hope college football provides a welcome respite for the people of Nashville after the Christmas Day events in their city. Here’s my Music City Bowl Preview: Iowa’s Offense vs. Missouri’s Defense In his first full season as the starter, sophomore quarterback Spencer Petras had an up-and-down year. He completed 57.1% of his passes for […] READ MORE


Nevada Dominates in Potato Bowl

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Earlier this week we previewed the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. We predicted that Nevada would take this one and we were correct. For the preview of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl from earlier in the week, click here. Nevada Takes Famous Idaho Potato Bowl The 38-27 score isn’t reflective of how thoroughly Nevada dominated the […] READ MORE


Reasons For Optimism At Minnesota

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Despite appearing to take a step backward from its stellar 2019 season, there are reasons for optimism at Minnesota. Normalcy Returns? Possibly the biggest reason for optimism at Minnesota is that, with any luck, this year’s off-season should be much closer to normal. Players can have access to training facilities and staff; nobody will be […] READ MORE


2020 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview

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It’s time for the 2020 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl! This year’s Bowl features the Nevada Wolfpack versus the Tulane Green Wave. It’s the third consecutive year playing in a bowl game for both teams- a first for Tulane. It’s Nevada’s second year in a row playing in Boise, after coming up just short against Ohio […] READ MORE


Week 15 Midweek Musings

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As you recover from the chaos of Early Signing Day, it’s the perfect to time explore my Week 15 Midweek Musings. LSU-Florida I won’t say too much about this game, since it’s been extensively covered in the media. But I did want to mention a few things. How much worse would that fog have to […] READ MORE


Steven Ortiz, CB, Signs With Minnesota

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The Golden Gophers have another four-star cornerback under wraps, as Steven Ortiz signs with Minnesota. The Arizona native committed verbally in April. In addition to the Gophers, his Power Five offers included Syracuse, Penn State, Kansas, Kansas State, and Arizona. As a senior at Desert Edge High School in Goodyear, Ortiz recorded 35 tackles and […] READ MORE


Mar’Keise Irving Signs with Gophers

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Running back Mar’Keise Irving is a Golden Gopher. The four-star prospect from Country Club Hills, IL had offers from most of the Big Ten schools but committed verbally to Minnesota in May. As a junior at Hillcrest High School, Irving rushed for 1,733 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also had 405 yards and four touchdowns […] READ MORE


Deven Eastern Signs with Gophers

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Deven Eastern, a defensive end out of Shakopee, MN, has signed with the Golden Gophers. The 6’6″, 280-pounder also had offers from Missouri and Nebraska. He committed verbally a year ago this week, days after receiving the offer from Minnesota. As a senior at Shakopee High, Eastern recorded 56 tackles, 14 TFL, and five sacks […] READ MORE


Athan Kaliakmanis Signs with Minnesota

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Athan Kaliakmanis, a four-star dual-threat quarterback, is officially a Golden Gopher. Kaliakmanis committed verbally back in March of 2019. The Antioch, IL native also had offers from Tennessee, Iowa, Purdue, and Boston College, among others. Here’s some of what 247sports’ Allen Trieu had to say about Kaliakmanis in September of 2018: “Shows the arm talent […] READ MORE


Depleted Gophers Beat Nebraska, 24-17

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The severely depleted Minnesota Gophers beat Nebraska in one of their best team efforts of the season, and won the $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy. It was their first game without star wide receiver Rashod Bateman, who opted out the week of Thanksgiving. Thirty-three other players missed the game due to injury and/or COVID […] READ MORE