More Quarterback Uncertainty for the Gophers

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There’s more quarterback uncertainty for the Gophers (now bowl-eligible!) as they prepare to face Northwestern. Tanner Morgan left the Nebraska game at halftime with what coach P.J. Fleck called an “upper-body injury”. Redshirt freshman Athan Kaliakmanis came in after the break, and the team rallied from a ten-point deficit to a seven-point win. This wasn’t […] READ MORE


Uncertainty as Gophers Head to Happy Valley

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Uncertainty abounds as the Gophers head to Happy Valley to face #16 Penn State. Are they the team that blazed to a 4-0 start, or are they the team that crashed back to Earth in their past two games? Can they possibly rebound to win the Big Ten West title that pundits (including us) were […] READ MORE


Minnesota Media Day Recap

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Head coach P.J. Fleck spoke and took questions for about fifteen minutes Tuesday in Indianapolis. Here’s a quick Minnesota Media Day Recap. The “Encore Four” Fleck started by mentioning the four Gopher players present at Big Ten Media Days: quarterback Tanner Morgan, offensive lineman John-Michael Schmitz, linebacker Mariano Sori-Marin, and safety Tyler Nubin. Morgan and […] READ MORE


Baptism By Fire For the Gophers

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Baptism By Fire for the Gophers No early cupcakes here- it’ll be a baptism by fire for the Gophers as they open against number four Ohio State. The last time Minnesota faced a top-5 opponent to start the season was 2015 when they lost 23-17 to number two TCU. Here are three reasons that might […] READ MORE


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