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


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


How the Gophers Beat Purdue

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Minnesota eked out a big victory over the Boilermakers on Friday night, despite being down 22 players and three coaches due to COVID-19. Here’s how the Gophers beat Purdue: How the Gophers Beat Purdue Taking the Pressure Off of the Run Game While Mohamed Ibrahim scored his 11th, 12th, and 13th touchdowns of the season, […] READ MORE


Minnesota Facing a Depleted Illinois Team

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The Gophers have a chance to get into the win column this weekend, with Minnesota facing a depleted Illinois team. Illini quarterback Brandon Peters is out until at least the November 21 game after a positive COVID test. Tight end Griffin Moore is in the same situation. A total of 14 players missed the Purdue […] READ MORE


What Went Wrong For Minnesota

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What went wrong for Minnesota? In what most, myself included, expected to be a competitive game, Michigan thumped the Gophers 49-24. The problems were numerous, but these were the main ones: Health The Gophers were missing their usual placekicker, kickoff specialist, and punter, along with two starting offensive linemen. No reason was given, so the […] READ MORE


Gophers Resume Play: What to Expect

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After the longest offseason ever, the Gophers resume play at last! But with player turnover and a new offensive coordinator, what will the team look like in 2020? What to Expect When the Gophers Resume Play Quarterback Obviously, Tanner Morgan will be the starter. Cole Kramer, Jacob Clark, and Zach Annexstad are all on the […] READ MORE


Minnesota Wins the Outback Bowl

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The new year is off to a good start for Gopher fans as Minnesota wins the Outback Bowl. Their 31-24 victory over Auburn gives the team their first 11-win season since 1904. Missed my pre-game article? You can read it here. If you’d prefer the Auburn perspective, we have you covered too. The Gophers got […] READ MORE


2020 Outback Bowl Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers will face the Auburn Tigers in the 2020 Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. Minnesota finished the season a surprising 10-2 (I had predicted 8-4), losing to Iowa and Wisconsin but upsetting then-#4 Penn State. Auburn has possibly the most respectable 9-3 record in history, with losses to #10 Florida in […] READ MORE


Week 13 College Football Watch Guide

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Week 12 saw six ranked teams go down which included unbeaten Minnesota and Baylor. It also saw Oklahoma and Penn State held on to their playoff hopes by escaping as one-loss teams. With two weeks before championship weekend, anxiety is high as every play matters much more in November. Let’s take a look at some […] READ MORE


Minnesota QB Questionable for Northwestern

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Minnesota QB Tanner Morgan is questionable for the Gophers’ game at Northwestern, per the AP. Morgan left the game at Iowa after back-to-back sacks in the fourth quarter. His helmet hit the ground hard on the first sack. He requested to return to the game, but to his credit, coach P.J. Fleck refused to allow […] READ MORE