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    Gopher softball 2021

    Reading through the newcomers' bios shows a lot of good credentials. It's to be wished there's a Hope Brandner-type talent in there somewhere. The Gophers need it in the middle of the hitting order.
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    Gopher softball 2021

    Interesting analysis. I can't disagree with any of it. Let's hope for ever better things upcoming. With a great fan base and a solid coaching staff, there's every reason for the Gophers program to keep getting even better in coming years.
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    Gopher softball 2021

    Jaydee: "I was specifically responding to the thread about superstars and specifically needing big bats....just reporting what I see." I'm also reporting what I saw. I went to FLA this past spring & saw several Gophers games, also followed others online. It was disheartening to see how...
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    Gopher softball 2021

    Just a point: I remember a poster, on some site or other, arguing that Trachsel recruited West Coast players for the Gophers but didn't get the absolute cream of the crop or close to it. I don't know if that's true. If it is, Wynn and Richardson should be able to improve on the caliber of...
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    Gopher softball 2021

    While watching a Gophers fall-ball game 4 years ago, I fell into conversation w/ another spectator. He turned out to be Jessica Allister's uncle, an English prof at St. Olaf. He pointed out that there were some first-year players on the field who "are potential superstars." Among them were...
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    Gopher softball 2021

    I agree. Kemmetmueller and Hansen need to produce big results or be dropped to the bottom of the order. (Hansen isn't a natural at first base either. They need better defense at that position; she likely needs to play someplace else.) Above all else, they team desperately needs explosive big...
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    Gopher softball 2021

    I agree with what you say. After Jensen, Partain, & Denhartog, the hitting still concerns me, though. They need some more power hitting of the Brandner type. I don't mean to nitpick, but you wrote no player defections "other than Hope for obvious reasons." Were there obvious reasons? Just curious.
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    Gopher softball 2021

    Was that possible concussion conceivably incurred in a Gopher practice session?
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    Gopher softball 2021

    All in all, an unusual, secretive situation. Here's wishing her the very best, which is the main thing in the long run.
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    Shama: U Coach May Help Change Baseball

    Rightly or not, I feel that about the SEC, which seems to exist in a cocoon of their own making.
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    Softball Recruiting

    Just my (perhaps knee-jerk) reaction, but I agree with Panthadad2's comment about "public profile." It seems to me some BIG programs in all sports get way more publicity than would seem earned. Michigan & Wisconsin are the 2 perceived favorites I have in mind. In football MI loses almost every...
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    Gopher softball 2021

    Traditionally in baseball (I don't know about softball) teams' strongest, best all-around players have been at SS & CF. I saw MN vs. KY this past February. KY looked way stronger up the middle than MN. Btw who are Ehlke & Costa? I've missed out on them.
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    Gopher softball 2021

    I agree with you. The 2020 problem was that the assured, excellent defensive play was conspicuous in its absence. Catching was atrocious; 1st base & SS were only adequate; lf was only adequate & rf was weak. The pop in the bat was lacking, too. Getting Jensen back was really helping before the...
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    Strib: For Piper Ritter Time was Right

    It strikes me that none of this turmoil would've occurred and our torrent of postings wouldn't now exist if the U had been effectively pro-active and done everything necessary to keep Allister in 2017. I know all the counter-arguments, but it would still be hard to convince me that couldn't've...
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    Strib: For Piper Ritter Time was Right

    "Trachsel is definitely a different story. It's becoming pretty clear what her true motivations were," quoting MRJ. I have no disagreement with your comment. I'd just be curious to know what specifically you judge her true motivations to have been.
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    Gopher Volleyball 2020

    Interesting point. It seems a 3-pronged deal. 1. An embarrassment of riches. Or 2) no riches at all. Or 3) just the right number of riches. The Gophers clearly don't have 2). Here's hoping the coaches can weld 1) & 3) into a well-oiled machine.
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    Gopher softball 2021

    There seems to be misunderstanding of my previous comments. Nowhere did I advocate or imply that student/athletes' or colleagues' privacy should be pried into or breached. I was a full-time teacher from 1961 to 2012, during which time I gained more than a nodding acquaintance with the needs for...
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    Gopher softball 2021

    I used the expression 'diplomatically' so as to lessen the effect of hearsay. That's one duty highly placed university administrators are employed to do when necessary.
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    Gopher Softball 2020

    Strange. On my computer at least all the posts from April 28 to June 5 are suddenly missing.
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    Gopher softball 2021

    I'm not talking about mental health or any personal issues for the student/athletes, nor have I even mentioned such issues concerning student/athletes; if you can document where I did so, please help me out there. I've never met a single member of the Gophers team. All I know is what I see on...
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