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    per Megan:

    A grateful team

    Besides the fair, the Gophers have embarked on several team outings during training camp. They went to a Twins game, a Loons game, a lake day at Fleck’s house, Topgolf, WhirlyBall and laser tag, even a private movie screening of the newest “The Fast and the Furious” installment.

    “We run a very unique training camp,” Fleck said. “We do a lot of things with our players. Instead of that three-hour window [where] they can nap, at times we take them somewhere. We go do some team activity, and we connect them, and we force them to get around each other and get to talk to each other, get to know each other. And the amount of thank yous we get this year for that is unlike any other year.”

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    On the PJ Fleck show, he said he plans to rotate a lot of players in at certain positions, to keep them fresh. He specifically mentioned running backs, corners and D-line, but I’m guessing it applies to other positions, as well. He said this is the first year he’s had the depth at these positions to give him that flexibility.




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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride View Post
    Apparently this Schad kid is the real deal.
    A JUCO transfer with offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia. Sounds promising!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PitinoFan View Post
    On the PJ Fleck show, he said he plans to rotate a lot of players in any certain positions, to keep them fresh. He specifically mentioned running backs, corners and D-line, but I’m guessing it applies to other positions, as well. He said this is the first year he’s had the depth at these positions to give him that flexibility.


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    Rotating corners always worries me, but it’s exciting to hear that we’re deep at D-line. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but we haven’t had much in the way of d-line talent in the last 30 years. Sure we’ve had the odd player like Lamanzer Williams, Karon Riley, Hageman or Stove, but not a lot of depth of talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeshurun View Post
    Rotating corners always worries me, but it’s exciting to hear that we’re deep at D-line. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but we haven’t had much in the way of d-line talent in the last 30 years. Sure we’ve had the odd player like Lamanzer Williams, Karon Riley, Hageman or Stove, but not a lot of depth of talent.
    I’m not crazy about rotating corners either. He rattled off a bunch of names, and said there’s no drop off, so I guess he wants to give them playing time? Sounds like Durr and Thomas are the starters, but we’ll see.

    Too many good players at these positions is a good problem to have.


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    This defensive line should get to the qb. We have not had that in decades.

    Imagine if we can actually pressure the qb.

    I think this is the key to a great season.

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    Glen Mason was asked to “build a defense” from the entire Big Ten. Winfield was his pick at Safety. Coughlin wasn’t one his picks, but got a mention.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PitinoFan View Post
    Glen Mason was asked to “build a defense” from the entire Big Ten. Winfield was his pick at Safety. Coughlin wasn’t one his picks, but got a mention.


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    Big Ten is loaded at DE, guessing he went with Epenesa at Iowa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bemidjigopher View Post
    Big Ten is loaded at DE, guessing he went with Epenesa at Iowa?

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    Yes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldteam View Post
    This defensive line should get to the qb. We have not had that in decades.

    Imagine if we can actually pressure the qb.

    I think this is the key to a great season.
    Outside of CC what is your prediction based on? Lots of hype for the DL but I’m reserving judgement until we see it in a game (and not to sound too much like my favorite, Wren) and I mean a BIG game. We got minimal sack production from our DE across from CC and our DTs- who have never started or gotten a majority of snaps. I hope you’re right though!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oregon Gopher View Post
    Outside of CC what is your prediction based on? Lots of hype for the DL but I’m reserving judgement until we see it in a game (and not to sound too much like my favorite, Wren) and I mean a BIG game. We got minimal sack production from our DE across from CC and our DTs- who have never started or gotten a majority of snaps. I hope you’re right though!


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    I get your point, but I will say there has been a lot of steam coming from camp on the DL. Media, BTN, and coaches. PJ is typically being straight forward when praising specific players. I am much more optimistic about the DL than I was 1-month ago. Time will tell tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oregon Gopher View Post
    Outside of CC what is your prediction based on? Lots of hype for the DL but I’m reserving judgement until we see it in a game (and not to sound too much like my favorite, Wren) and I mean a BIG game. We got minimal sack production from our DE across from CC and our DTs- who have never started or gotten a majority of snaps. I hope you’re right though!


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    I am hopeful that Mafe, Ottomewo and Devers will be able to get to the QB due to Panagos and his hand fighting techniques he's shown them but I definitely understand your reserve for judgement.

    I definitely wouldn't say that it will be the best pass rushing D-line we've had in decades or anything. I don't even know it if will be better than the 2013 line with Hageman, Cochran, Botticelli, Roland Johnson, Amaefula and the Ekpe brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by die hard gopher View Post
    I am hopeful that Mafe, Ottomewo and Devers will be able to get to the QB due to Panagos and his hand fighting techniques he's shown them but I definitely understand your reserve for judgement.

    I definitely wouldn't say that it will be the best pass rushing D-line we've had in decades or anything. I don't even know it if will be better than the 2013 line with Hageman, Cochran, Botticelli, Roland Johnson, Amaefula and the Ekpe brothers.
    I agree with what you said and will add that Fleck made the DLine a point of emphasis this off-season. Thus far he has a pretty good track record improving position groups that he has made a point of emphasis.

    We have also heard observations from spring practice and BTN analysis that has been complementary of the DLine, but I put less stock in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoofin View Post
    I get your point, but I will say there has been a lot of steam coming from camp on the DL. Media, BTN, and coaches. PJ is typically being straight forward when praising specific players. I am much more optimistic about the DL than I was 1-month ago. Time will tell tho.


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    Hope you’re correct as well!


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