ESPN: College football's breakout players for each Top 25 team in 2020 (MN: RB Mohamed Ibrahim)

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19. Minnesota Golden Gophers: RB Mohamed Ibrahim
Ibrahim has already been a significant part of the Gophers' offense the past two seasons -- he led the team in rushing in 2018 (1,160 yards) and was second this season with 604 yards -- but with seniors Rodney Smith and Shannon Brooks moving on, the stage is set for Ibrahim to have an even bigger role in 2020. In the Golden Gophers' 31-24 win over Auburn in the Outback Bowl, Ibrahim ran for a season-high 140 yards and a touchdown. He will be an important weapon for new offensive coordinator Mike Sanford. -- Bonagura


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Pretty sure Ibrahim “broke out” in the 2018 season. Who is his other break out player? Morgan? Bateman?
 

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Looking forward to watching Mo do some real damage next fall.
 

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per ESPN:

19. Minnesota Golden Gophers: RB Mohamed Ibrahim
Ibrahim has already been a significant part of the Gophers' offense the past two seasons -- he led the team in rushing in 2018 (1,160 yards) and was second this season with 604 yards -- but with seniors Rodney Smith and Shannon Brooks moving on, the stage is set for Ibrahim to have an even bigger role in 2020. In the Golden Gophers' 31-24 win over Auburn in the Outback Bowl, Ibrahim ran for a season-high 140 yards and a touchdown. He will be an important weapon for new offensive coordinator Mike Sanford. -- Bonagura


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That's a really safe prediction. He just didn't have as much opportunity this past season with Smith and Brooks around. I thought there were many times that he looked like their best back.
 

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That's a really safe prediction. He just didn't have as much opportunity this past season with Smith and Brooks around. I thought there were many times that he looked like their best back.
It is a safe prediction on the part of ESPN but when you think about it, most outside of Minnesota (and maybe now Auburn) won't totally remember Mo because he took a back seat in 2019. So when he has a monster year next year it will be seen as a breakout.

Really excited to see what he can do in the feature spot again. Smith was a really nice running back for us but there is something about Mo that makes me think he has the potential to be a superstar if he can stay healthy. He reminds me a lot of MB3 when he was here. Maybe doesn't have the top end speed but super physical and hard to bring down.
 

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A bigger question to me is who will be the No. 2 and No. 3 backs that will show up.
 
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