Golden Gopher Get Gamers

Feb 7, 2008

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I have to give credit to Tim Brewster and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football program credit.  Not by what they did on the field last year.  They were plain awful.  They won only once last year.  That’s it.  They had one for the thumb.  However, they didn’t have any for their other fingers. 

On the National Signing day though, the Gophers had much more success.  Despite the aforementioned ineptitude, their recruiting class ranked 17th on, which put them third in Big Ten rankings.

The key to the class was QB MarQueis Gray, a four star dual-threat QB.  He’s 6’4″, 220 lbs and runs a 4.48 forty.  The Gopher return Adam Weber at QB so they shouldn’t have to rush MarQueis into action.  Other four star recruits were Keenon Cooper (4.45 forty time) at Safety, Vincent Hall and Brandon Green at Wide Receiver, local kid Sam Maresh at linebacker, Traye Simmons (4.4 forty) at Cornerback, and David Pittman a QB that may make the switch to defense.  A few of these guys will likely play significant time next year.  Although their top prospect is a Quarterback, the Gophers main focus was their porous defense.

I’ve been tough on the Gophers in the past, but I’ll give them credit for a job well done.  Now that you’ve been a hit in the homes Brewster, it’s time to improve on the sidelines.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Chuck
    February 11th, 2008 at 12:00 pm #

    Some good RBs came out of Minnesota (Maroney and Barber). That’s about it.

  2. Ryan Lester
    February 12th, 2008 at 11:28 am #

    Maybe that will change.

  3. Big Denny
    February 12th, 2008 at 5:44 pm #

    The Gophers did great. In three years they’ll be decent.

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