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    Default Reusse: There's good reason for Gophers football's enthusiasm

    http://www.startribune.com/there-s-g...asm/533229812/

    I don’t see how this offense avoids averaging 30 points in the nine Big Ten games.

    When the No. 1 issue is deciding which terrific running back should get the most carries, it’s an offensive show that should be enough to get 40,000 actual bodies back in the stands, rather than half that.
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    Pat's a Gopher fan deep down

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    30 should be very doable, they averaged 27.4 last year.

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    Slowly but surely, the Weeble is coming around....
    Gopher football backer since '62.
    Current GopherHole walk on.

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    Someone needs to copy/paste that article from that $hit paper. Won’t click on it

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    This will be his stance until they drop a game then pitchforks and disappointment will come back. Kind of the same as GH

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    Default Reusse: There's good reason for Gophers football's enthusiasm

    Quote Originally Posted by Deckergopher View Post
    Someone needs to copy/paste that article from that $hit paper. Won’t click on it
    The only way to get around the $hithole’s paywall is to set my browser to “private” on my phone.


    There's good reason for Gophers football's enthusiasm


    The Gophers were scheduled to play South Dakota State in 2015. Norwood Teague, then the Gophers athletic director, followed the admonition of Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany for better nonconference opponents and subbed out the Jackrabbits for a home-and-home series with TCU: at Fort Worth in 2014, and at TCF Bank Stadium in 2015.

    Coach Jerry Kill was not enamored with this, but the 2015 season opener on the Thursday before Labor Day weekend produced a record stadium crowd of 54,147. The fans were rabid in trying to help the Gophers to an upset victory over No. 2 TCU.

    The Horned Frogs escaped with a 23-17 victory; Kill retired at midseason due to renewed problems with epilepsy; and the Gophers have rarely regained the enthusiasm of Sept. 3, 2015.

    South Dakota State gets its chance to play what’s now the traditional Thursday night opener for the Gophers on Aug. 29. Local alums, traveling South Dakotans and ticket distribution to students should allow the Gophers to fill many more seats than was the case for the closing home games vs. Indiana, Purdue and Northwestern in 2018.

    This is the third season for the exuberant P.J. Fleck, and sizable optimism is permitted following the late-season thumpings administered to Purdue, Wisconsin and Georgia Tech.

    The Gophers caught a bad injury early, when Zack Annexstad — the quarterback with the greater physical gifts — received a foot injury. That leaves Tanner Morgan, the winner of those big games down the stretch, and he has terrific weapons, starting with three No. 1 running backs:

    Mohamed Ibrahim (third-year sophomore), Rodney Smith (sixth-year senior) and Shannon Brooks (fifth-year senior).

    There are also a pair of Ohio State-level wide receivers in Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman. Plus, the line is now an attribute, featuring mammoth right tackle Daniel Faafele, a probable NFL first-rounder when he leaves early.

    I don’t see how this offense avoids averaging 30 points in the nine Big Ten games.

    When the No. 1 issue is deciding which terrific running back should get the most carries, it’s an offensive show that should be enough to get 40,000 actual bodies back in the stands, rather than half that.





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    Must be April Fools Day. Checking calendar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PitinoFan View Post
    The only way to get around the $hithole’s paywall is to set my browser to “private” on my phone.


    There's good reason for Gophers football's enthusiasm


    The Gophers were scheduled to play South Dakota State in 2015. Norwood Teague, then the Gophers athletic director, followed the admonition of Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany for better nonconference opponents and subbed out the Jackrabbits for a home-and-home series with TCU: at Fort Worth in 2014, and at TCF Bank Stadium in 2015.

    Coach Jerry Kill was not enamored with this, but the 2015 season opener on the Thursday before Labor Day weekend produced a record stadium crowd of 54,147. The fans were rabid in trying to help the Gophers to an upset victory over No. 2 TCU.

    The Horned Frogs escaped with a 23-17 victory; Kill retired at midseason due to renewed problems with epilepsy; and the Gophers have rarely regained the enthusiasm of Sept. 3, 2015.

    South Dakota State gets its chance to play what’s now the traditional Thursday night opener for the Gophers on Aug. 29. Local alums, traveling South Dakotans and ticket distribution to students should allow the Gophers to fill many more seats than was the case for the closing home games vs. Indiana, Purdue and Northwestern in 2018.

    This is the third season for the exuberant P.J. Fleck, and sizable optimism is permitted following the late-season thumpings administered to Purdue, Wisconsin and Georgia Tech.

    The Gophers caught a bad injury early, when Zack Annexstad — the quarterback with the greater physical gifts — received a foot injury. That leaves Tanner Morgan, the winner of those big games down the stretch, and he has terrific weapons, starting with three No. 1 running backs:

    Mohamed Ibrahim (third-year sophomore), Rodney Smith (sixth-year senior) and Shannon Brooks (fifth-year senior).

    There are also a pair of Ohio State-level wide receivers in Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman. Plus, the line is now an attribute, featuring mammoth right tackle Daniel Faafele, a probable NFL first-rounder when he leaves early.

    I don’t see how this offense avoids averaging 30 points in the nine Big Ten games.

    When the No. 1 issue is deciding which terrific running back should get the most carries, it’s an offensive show that should be enough to get 40,000 actual bodies back in the stands, rather than half that.





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    If I read it, I might be stunned. But I’m not.
    Gopher football fan since 1924. DNA-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparlimb View Post
    Incognito window in Chrome will get you to any article. Once you read that one, it doesn't let you read more. But just get the url, open an incognito window and paste the url in.
    If I read it in incognito mode, do they still get ad revenue from my viewing it?


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    Reusse said a few weeks ago that one of his favorite things is to talk optimistically about the Gophers at the start of the season then rip them when they don't reach those heights. If you're looking for a reason to be optimistic this year, look elsewhere. Ignore Reusse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hates Monikers View Post
    Reusse said a few weeks ago that one of his favorite things is to talk optimistically about the Gophers at the start of the season then rip them when they don't reach those heights. If you're looking for a reason to be optimistic this year, look elsewhere. Ignore Reusse.

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    Patrick really wants the Gophers to do well. Pat does not like BS and phony stuff, but if PJF gets it going this year he will hand out full credit.

    My reading of the article was that Pat was very impressed with the Purdue, Wisconsin and GA Tech wins and the wall of skepticism was broken down.

    Those three wins changed it all for me as well, as far as PJF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparlimb View Post
    Incognito window in Chrome will get you to any article. Once you read that one, it doesn't let you read more. But just get the url, open an incognito window and paste the url in.
    Works the same way on my phone. One article is all I can read, unless I close out the private window, and go back in.

    Copying and pasting the url is a good idea, as opposed to what I usually do...which is go to the home page and scroll until I find the article I’m looking for.


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    Get out the Maroon and Gold Pompoms Patrick!

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