The Golden Gophers’ 2021 Identity

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TGIF: Togetherness. Grateful. Identity. Focus. That, according to head coach P.J. Fleck, is the Golden Gophers’ 2021 identity. Speaking at Big Ten Media Day in Indianapolis, Fleck spoke primarily about his returning starters, team leaders, NIL, and the team’s academic successes. Returning Starters The Gophers only lost one player on each side of the ball […] READ MORE


How Unbeaten Minnesota Got This Far

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The Gophers’ first real test of the season came on Saturday against #4 Penn State. They aced it. With three games remaining, let’s take a look back at how unbeaten Minnesota got to this point. How Unbeaten Minnesota Got This Far Offense Quarterback Tanner Morgan has seemingly improved every week. In his last five games, […] READ MORE


Gophers Take Quick Lane Bowl

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Paul Johnson’s Georgia Tech farewell contest did not go as planned as the Minnesota Golden Gophers stole the spotlight during their 34-10 victory over the Yellow Jackets. Gophers Take Quick Lane Bowl Not Even Close The Yellow Jackets entered this game favored to walk away with a win in the fifth annual Quick Lane Bowl. […] READ MORE


Golden Gophers Moving Forward Without Rodney Smith

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It’s the worst-case scenario come true for Minnesota as running back Rodney Smith is done for the season. Smith, one of just three seniors on the Gopher offense, was injured on his second carry against Fresno State. Fellow senior Shannon Brooks suffering a season-ending injury in the early spring means the Gophers are perilously thin […] READ MORE


P.J. Fleck Talks Golden Gophers at Big Ten Media Day

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Golden Gophers at Big Ten Media Day Youth and inexperience were major topics as coach P.J. Fleck discussed his Golden Gophers at Big Ten Media Day. The team has just 23 juniors and seniors on scholarship, and will clearly be depending on some talented but raw youngsters as they try to improve on last year’s […] READ MORE


Michigan State Spartans Survive Gopher Rally

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Michigan State seemed to be turning on cruise control late Saturday night in Minneapolis. LJ Scott took a toss and followed his blockers into the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown, seemingly erasing his earlier fumble. It put the Spartans ahead, 30-13 in the second half. Just as the defense was being heralded for overcoming […] READ MORE


Overview: The 2017 Golden Gophers

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What should fans expect from the 2017 Golden Gophers? I’ve seen pundits predict finishes of 4-8, 8-4, and everything in between. With a new coaching staff and a new quarterback, I can’t say I find that surprising. I’ll have a game-by-game breakdown with my prediction later in the week, but let’s start the season with […] READ MORE


Golden Gophers’ Draft Review

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After all was said and done, cornerback Jalen Myrick was the only Golden Gopher player drafted in 2017. The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Myrick in the seventh round, 222nd overall. In addition to being a skilled corner, Myrick can return punts and kicks, and ran a 4.28 forty-yard dash at the combine. He had 41 total tackles […] READ MORE



Group of Five Power Rankings

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The group of five teams have been whittled down to just one unbeaten team and three one loss teams heading into November. The possibility of Houston making the playoff if they went undefeated with wins over Oklahoma and Louisville has disappeared. But a new year’s six bowl game is still up for grabs so here are […] READ MORE