How do Gophers QB’s compare to rest of Big Ten?

ESPN’s Big Ten preseason quarterback rankings lists Minnesota as 9th out of 12 teams at the quarterback position. The rankings are based on experience, success, and depth, which is why the Gophers sit so low. Junior Marqueis Gray will start at quarterback for the first time […]

Eskridge leaves team

DeLeon Eskridge, Minnesota’s leading rusher last season, has been granted a release from his scholarship and will not return to the Gophers this fall for his senior season. According to the Star Tribune’s Phil Miller, Eskridge is dealing with a family situation and is […]

Kill adds two prospects

Defensive back Dinero Moss and wide receiver Isaac Fruechte each verbally committed to Minnesota this week. Moss, a safety from Piper High School in Sunrise, Florida also received offers from Nebraska, Connecticut, New Mexico, Florida Int’l, and new head coach Jerry […]

Rush the quarterback!

In the fifth of ten factors of success the Minnesota Gophers football team must meet in order to turn the program around, I highlight the Gophers ability, or lack thereof, to rush the opposing quarterback. Now, I personally guarantee Minnesota’s […]

Dashing Gophers

The fourth of ten Gopher Goals, which are factors of success for turning the Minnesota Gophers football program around, is run the ball consistently. Running the ball is a focal point for Coach Jerry Kill, who stated he will instill two main philosophies in this […]

“You’ve got to be damn good on defense to win”

After Jerry Kill was hired as the new Minnesota Gophers head football coach, he sat down with ESPN’s Phil Mackey and described what it takes to build a football program. When asked what philosophies he plans to instill, Kill replied: “You’ve got […]

Gophers need to win winnable games

Gopher football Goal #2: Win the games you’re supposed to win. In my second of ten Gopher Goals, I highlight how new Gophers head coach Jerry Kill can uplift the Minnesota football program by utilizing his ability to win those games he should win. Working in the […]

Gopher spring game update

I attended the Gophers spring game today at TCF Bank Stadium. My first reaction to what I saw on the field: this team needs a lot of work. I was not impressed with starting quarterback Marqueis Gray’s accuracy. He seemed out of rhythm today […]

How Kill can lead Gophers back to football relevance

As my heart pounded in my chest while I watched Tiger’s near-comeback today at the Masters, it got me thinking. When was the last time I, or anyone else for that matter, felt that same excitement while watching a Gophers football game? Sure, it’s […]

Spring Practice Update

The Gophers football team held their sixth spring practice Saturday in TCF Bank Stadium. It was their first outdoor practice. The first five practices were held indoors at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. The weather was great for Saturday’s practice as it was sunny with a temperature […]

Day 4: 1st day in pads

The Golden Gopher football team practiced in full-pads for the first time this spring during Tuesday’s practice. An extra amount of intensity was added to Coach Kill’s already-demanding practice regimen. Hitting occurred early and often. Kill liked the energy the players exerted in the 4th of 15 […]

Gophers learn Coach Kill’s way

Intense. That’s the first word that comes to mind if you were to summarize spring practices thus far. The Gophers are quickly becoming aware of how Jerry Kill will run this football team. The tempo is fast, the drills are run […]