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    Next Year

    The season unfortunately came to an abrupt end, but the Gophers had a shot there to make the tourney and really started surging at the end of the season. It gives me some real hope for next season. The start of the year was rough, real rough, but the team really grew this year, so ton of credit...
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    Mack Brown Recruiting

    I guess I meant like his work before and after the Vince Young season. Even without his national title, he was winning more than eight games per season regularly, finishing the season in the top 25. I don't see him getting back to the national stage, but he can make the team consistently...
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    RandBall: Dismal Mariucci crowds the sad new playoff normal for Gophers

    I think what's become clear is the Big Ten hockey conference was a start from scratch kind of thing, rather than an immediate super conference with fast results. It's going to take time to build up the match-ups with these Big Ten foes on the ice. I think over the next decade, the conference...
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    Looking at the Archives: A Farewell to the Dome

    The dome definitely had its charms. I think it was clear, though, that it was more of a place for the Vikings than the Gophers. However, there were some gems:
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    Mack Brown Recruiting

    I am interested to see how Mack Brown does in the long run at UNC. I know by the end of his run they wanted him out of Texas, but if he comes anywhere close to that success at UNC, he will be loved there. I feel the same way about Les Miles. He didn't meet expectations at LSU in the final years...
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    How Many Coaches

    Started following the team during Tubby Smith's run. Was born in 88, so in my lifetime: Clem Haskins Dan Monson Tubby Smith Richard Pitino
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    Is it time to replace Williams Arena?

    This seems like the best option if it were to be replaced. They even arguably did the same thing with TCF Bank Stadium in having the brick exterior and horseshoe shape as a sort of nod to Memorial Stadium.
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    The peak of the Pitino era

    I guess it's kind of difficult to find one specific peak during the Pitino era. His tenure has been really up and down, with good moments scattered throughout, but not really strung together if that makes sense. I went back over the past few seasons and looked up some of the bright spots that...
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    Vintage Gopher stuff

    That is bad ass!
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    Minnesota Badgers onesie at Target

    I thought for sure this had to be a joke when I first saw it, like a purposeful shirt to troll people or something. Either that or something for like people that attend Wisconsin but are from Minnesota? If it was a mistake, that is a big mistake.
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    MSR: U of M Gopher football sports some ugly racial history

    I think remembering things like this happening is perfectly reasonable, but I think the writer does too much of a hyper-focus on Minnesota. It's a micro level look at something that was happening at a macro level in college sports at the time. There's also this feeling coming off the article...
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    I don't ever use it. Most of the time I just call the teams by their names/nicknames, Wild, Wolves, Vikes, Loons, Gophers. Most of the time with Minny I hear it from those outside of the state.
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    He's BAAACCKKKK (Maybe) Bret Bielema to Michigan State

    That other two point conversion with Bret is at 1:19. ;)
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    I'm rooting for Damien Wilson and the Chiefs!

    So with Wilson now winning, went back and looked at NFL champion Gophers. Here's what I found: Bronco Nagurski, NFL Title 1932, 1933, 1943 Ed Widseth, NFL Title 1938 Gale Gillingham, Super Bowl I, II Bobby Bell, Super Bowl IV Aaron Brown, Super Bowl IV Bob Stein, Super Bowl IV John Williams...
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