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(Y6) The Daily Gopher - Minnesota Gopher Team News

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  1. maij17

    maij17 PSN: MAIJ17

    Oct 8, 2009
  2. maij17

    maij17 PSN: MAIJ17

    Oct 8, 2009
    2015 Season Outlook

    Coach Maij looks to grab another Big Ten crown as the Gophers have seemed to finally arrived in the conference and look to stay on top.


    Oregon State​
    Texas Tech​
    @ Ole Miss​

    Ohio State​
    @ Indiana​
    @ Northwestern​

    @ Michigan​


    @ Iowa​

    Preseason Rankings

    AP: 12
    Coaches: 11

    Big Ten Preseason Rank: 3rd

    Key Returning Players
    QB Geoffrey Rivera, WR Julius Gibson, HB JT Mitchell, FS Shaun Powers

    Offensive Overview

    The Gophers ground attack caught the Big Ten off guard last season, so look for the Gopher offense to mature under second year starter QB Rivera, with teams loading the box the stop the ground attack, Rivera should have spaces open all over the field. With his new found confidence throwing the ball, the Gophers look to provide even more balance to the offense this season.

    Defensive Overview

    Coach Maij dissatisfied with his overall defensive performance did some shuffling and hopes the emergence of FS Shaun Powers can solidify a secondary that was below average at times last season. Look for OLB Johnathan Carter to knock some heads around.

    Special Teams Overview

    Kicking duties will be handled by Freshamn Ryan Rowe, while punting duties will be up to Sophmore Casey Nelson.

    Two - Deep

    QB - 1. Rivera (RS-Jr.) 2. Robertson (Fr.)

    HB - 1a. Williams (RS-Sr.) 1b. Mitchell (Jr.)

    WR - 1. N. Mack (Jr.) 2. Gibson (Sr.) 3. Dunbar (RS-Sr.)

    TE - 1. Lane (Sr.) 2. Watson (Sr.)

    LT - 1. Jordan (RS-Sr.) 2. Adams (RS-Jr.)

    LG - 1. Rucker (RS-Sr.) 2. Small (Fr.)

    C - 1. Mills (RS-Jr.) 2. Potts (RS-Fr.)

    RG - 1. Young (Sr.) 2. Harrison (Fr.)

    RT - 1. Silva (Sr.) 2. George (So.)

    LE - 1. Bryant (So.) 2. Henry (Fr.)

    DT - 1. Harvey (RS-Sr.) 2. Fenner (RS-Fr.)

    RE - 1. Gaston (RS-So.) 2. Rivers (Fr.)

    OLB - 1. Carter (RS-Sr.) 2. Wade (RS-Jr.)

    MLB - 1. Whitaker (RS-Sr.) 2. Jackson (RS-Sr.)

    CB - 1. Miles (RS-SR.) 2. Z. Adams (So.) 3. Wood (So.)

    SS - 1. Wilson (RS-So.) 2. Bennett (RS-Sr.)

    Gopher - 1. T. Joseph (RS-Jr.) 2. Bennett (RS-Sr.)

    FS - 1. Powers (Sr.) 2. Cabral (RS-So.)
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