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SkunkedAgain

Gopher Football 2014

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Big Dave2

why exactly do you care so much about this if you cheer for a (yes, I'll admit this) legit contender of a team?

Couldn't I cheer for more than 1 team? I would love to see the Gophers be a contender at least once in my life before I die. At the rate it's going, that doesn't seem likely.

BTW, I thought you were an Auburn fan so why do you care to defend the rodents?

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RuddyDuck

I'm glad it is half time. Now I can take a break from watching the high bowl bound Gophers and watch the Super Bowl bound Vikes for a bit! Go teams!

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Big Dave2

Small schools dont get good over night, the best recruits in the country dont pick MN. You either have to get lucky and have a kid excel way beyond what any one predicted, or you have to slowly improve, to where each year you get a little more interest from better players.

Who's a small school? I think the U of M has twice the enrollment of Neraska and about the same as Michigan.

Overnight? How about in 40 years?

Why don't the best recruits pick MN? What does Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin have that Minnesota doesn't? It seems to me that people in this state have the idea that no one will ever want to come here so what can we do? Heck, I think the Gophers are being out recruited by NDSU.

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LMITOUT

I dont care who ya are thats funny right there.

Happened a couple of years ago at UM-Crookston. I had to look it up to see if it was a Photoshop job, but unfortunately it wasn't!

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Slabasaurus

Couldn't I cheer for more than 1 team? I would love to see the Gophers be a contender at least once in my life before I die. At the rate it's going, that doesn't seem likely.

smile

I actually feel the same way, though a little less morbid. Just have to give 'bama folks a hard time now and then.

Thought the gopher D looked pretty alright last night. Overall slow start but it turned into a fun game to watch.

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dfv87

Did you see that ECU kid get thrown out of the game for unsportsmanlike play. NOn football action... he punched a MN player in the nuts! what a POS and then was yelling about being thrown out????

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CaptainMusky

That was his second infraction AND he wasn't even flagged for a late hit out of bounds.

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Big Dave2

Comes down to practice facilities and Player lounges most of the time. The UofM are still trying to raise enough money for new facilites for the Football and Basketball teams. These kids need to be able to play PS3 and xbox in the lap of luxury, don't you know. smile

I thought the new stadium was supposed to accomplish that?

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SkunkedAgain

Did you see that ECU kid get thrown out of the game for unsportsmanlike play. NOn football action... he punched a MN player in the nuts! what a POS and then was yelling about being thrown out????
Couldn't tell in the stadium since they didn't show a replay, but we all assumed that he said something to a ref since we didn't see a reaction from any of the Gophers.

A pretty good game last night. We looked like the same old Gophers in the first quarter, only keeping an even score because EI kept making unforced errors. Finally the running game and defense came around and for three quarters we looked like a superior team. The DBs weren't even turning around for the ball in the first quarter, but after that they were tipping and batting away balls left and right. The D-line got after the quarterback and we kept them nailed down. The running game looks good, as Cobb seemed just as good as last year and Edwards was blazing fast. There was a collective OMG from the crowd when he blew past the defense on his TD run.

Unfortunately, our passing game still seems to rely on mostly Maxx Williams. Hopefully we will improve over the season. Overall a good game for Minnesota.

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dfv87

Yeah the MN guy gently slapped him on the helmet as they were walking back to the huddle and the MN guy likely said something unkind... BUT he uppercuts him right in the nads and turns away as the gopher tried to grab him. Ref was watching and caught him. Wonder how much of that dump goes on?

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RumRiverRat

How many of you are seeing life through Rose colored glasses today.

Gopher wins: 1

Kill's seizures:0

I expect seizures to out number wins in the Big 10 this year.

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CaptainMusky

Is that the best you got RRR? A slap against someone with a medical condition? Real cool.

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JBMasterAngler

Was a fun game to watch. And the gophers got better as the game progressed. But it's tough to get too excited when they were playing a 1AA team. I'll be much more impressed if they can do it again next week against Middle Tennessee State.

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zepman

QB is STILL the issue...pretty solid team right now but they just don't have a "difference maker" taking the snaps.

Tough on Kill and Co. that Nelson didn't pan out...he was "their guy" that was supposed to be just that. He couldn't hit the broad side of a barn in his years at UM.

The pass offense is going to struggle all year...I see a 50/50 team because of that.

I like Liedner because he's a tough kid...good leader and all, but he struggles to throw the ball. That doesn't cut it in the BIG10.

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zepman

BIG DAVE,

Lou Nanne has been placed in charge of the fund-raising effort to build a multi-sport "athletic cathedral". The U of M currently doesn't have one and their athletic facilities are far below that of most D1 colleges playing in major conferences.

It's been an issue for years in both football and basketball. Tubby tried for years to get this done...Pitino and Kill WILL get this done.

The size of the school means squat...it's all about what the school can provide for each athlete. Take a look a what Michigan State recently did with their facilities...and what they could recruit with.

Couple of local examples for ya...look at what St. Thomas did when they finished their "complex". Check out what SDSU is doing to compete with NDSU...what UND did to do the same. Could go on and on and on....

The $$$$ flows in the SEC...football is king. Every major conference in the country can't keep up. The players(recruits) are in their back-yard...the facilities are second to none...and they dominate college football, as they should.

Scholarships #'s may be the same...the rules for all D1 teams may be the same...the $$$$ coming in to a program is not. See the Oregon Ducks as another prime example.

Alabama may be the best football "program" in the country during the last decade...I guarantee you they're also one of the best "funded".

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Big Dave2

BIG DAVE,

Lou Nanne has been placed in charge of the fund-raising effort to build a multi-sport "athletic cathedral". The U of M currently doesn't have one and their athletic facilities are far below that of most D1 colleges playing in major conferences.

It's been an issue for years in both football and basketball. Tubby tried for years to get this done...Pitino and Kill WILL get this done.

The size of the school means squat...it's all about what the school can provide for each athlete. Take a look a what Michigan State recently did with their facilities...and what they could recruit with.

Couple of local examples for ya...look at what St. Thomas did when they finished their "complex". Check out what SDSU is doing to compete with NDSU...what UND did to do the same. Could go on and on and on....

The $$$$ flows in the SEC...football is king. Every major conference in the country can't keep up. The players(recruits) are in their back-yard...the facilities are second to none...and they dominate college football, as they should.

Scholarships #'s may be the same...the rules for all D1 teams may be the same...the $$$$ coming in to a program is not. See the Oregon Ducks as another prime example.

Alabama may be the best football "program" in the country during the last decade...I guarantee you they're also one of the best "funded".

I don't disagree with any of this, I just wonder why it took 50 years to figure it out?

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harvey lee

I always wonder why the Gophers football plays team well under their division.

I have always thought to get better at anything, if you play the best, you will learn your weakness's and you can grow from that.

Playing teams like this past one and more in the future means nothing, you may win many but it simply does not help to have the team grow and get better as these weak teams cannot exploit your weakness's.

When the kid started racing modifieds, we raced locally and did very well. Then go to the bigger races and we found our weakness's. After racing with the better teams, we learned what we had to do to improve and went from there and did do much better.

I would guess that would reflect on any sport.

Good teams can and will make you better, beating the smaller teams only say you can do well against the little guy, fine if you want to stay at that level.

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Big Dave2

I always wonder why the Gophers football plays team well under their division.

Because if they didn't they would only win 2-3 games a year and never make it to a meaningless bowl game.

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RumRiverRat

Yep the Gophers pay terrible teams to make themselves look good.

The Gophers have not won a Meaningful game in 3 decades.

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LMITOUT

BIG DAVE,

Lou Nanne has been placed in charge of the fund-raising effort to build a multi-sport "athletic cathedral". The U of M currently doesn't have one and their athletic facilities are far below that of most D1 colleges playing in major conferences.

It's been an issue for years in both football and basketball. Tubby tried for years to get this done...Pitino and Kill WILL get this done.

The size of the school means squat...it's all about what the school can provide for each athlete. Take a look a what Michigan State recently did with their facilities...and what they could recruit with.

Couple of local examples for ya...look at what St. Thomas did when they finished their "complex". Check out what SDSU is doing to compete with NDSU...what UND did to do the same. Could go on and on and on....

The $$$$ flows in the SEC...football is king. Every major conference in the country can't keep up. The players(recruits) are in their back-yard...the facilities are second to none...and they dominate college football, as they should.

Scholarships #'s may be the same...the rules for all D1 teams may be the same...the $$$$ coming in to a program is not. See the Oregon Ducks as another prime example.

Alabama may be the best football "program" in the country during the last decade...I guarantee you they're also one of the best "funded".

If Minnesota can't compete then maybe they need to shut'r down or move back to FCS. Stop trying to squeeze blood out of a turnip and crying about fairness.

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SkunkedAgain

You trolls are funny.

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certified jumbo

Just ignore them.

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LMITOUT

Hey, if they moved down to FCS at least then they'd be a mid-tier team instead of a cellar-dweller.

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SkunkedAgain

Troll

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