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Head coach Jerry Kill said he supports the rule, which took effect April 24.
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Wed, 10/01/2014
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More than five months after the NCAA’s approval of a new rule allowing Division I athletics departments to provide unlimited meals and snacks to athletes, the Gophers are still becoming acclimated to the new allotment of food.

The NCAA’s Board of Directors approved the new rule April 24, and many athletics departments are in the process of determining how to approach the new legislation, which allows athletics programs to provide unlimited food if they choose to.

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The Gophers will use the week to heal before returning to Big Ten action.
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Tue, 09/30/2014
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Quarterback Mitch Leidner took the podium after Saturday’s victory over Michigan with a more relaxed and comfortable demeanor than in previous weeks.

The redshirt sophomore returned to action against the Wolverines after a left knee injury and turf toe kept him sidelined the week before.

“It was good for me to really sit back and have a little different mindset coming back,” Leidner said.

The Gophers have had injuries at nearly every position this year, with Leidner’s receiving the most attention.

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The Gophers have improved drastically during Jerry Kill’s tenure.
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Tue, 09/30/2014
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In 2011, the Gophers limped out of their nonconference schedule with a 1-3 record — their only victory was a narrow one at home against winless Miami-Ohio.

The next week, Minnesota played its first conference game under head coach Jerry Kill at No. 19 Michigan and was humiliated 58-0. 

“I remember being here and saying we better get stronger, faster, better athletically, or we are going to be in trouble,” Kill said Saturday after Minnesota defeated Michigan for just the second time since 1986.

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Mon, 09/29/2014
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Recap: The Gophers featured a more balanced attack Saturday en route to a 30-14 victory over Michigan, winning the Little Brown Jug for just the third time in 30 years. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner returned to the starting role after missing last week’s game with turf toe and a left knee injury.

Leidner put together a solid performance, throwing for 167 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for one touchdown.

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Their remaining opponents all hold exposable flaws.
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Mon, 09/29/2014
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After producing some of the NCAA’s most dominant football teams season after season, the Big Ten isn’t the intimidating power it once was.

Gophers fans witnessed this firsthand Saturday as they watched Minnesota manhandle a Michigan team that normally puts a wallop on the Gophers.

It’s difficult to determine whether the Gophers improved their play on Saturday or whether their point total was simply a reflection of just how decrepit the Wolverines are this season.

Michigan has defeated Minnesota by an average of 33 points in their last five contests.

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Ra’Shede Hageman and MarQueis Gray played against each other on Sunday.
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Mon, 09/29/2014
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MarQueis Gray and Ra’Shede Hageman were both back at TCF Bank Stadium playing football on Sunday.

This time, though, neither of the two donned the esteemed maroon and gold of their alma mater, despite playing in their former home stadium.

In front of 52,173 fans, the two Gophers football alums — now NFL players — went head-to-head for the first time, as Hageman and the Falcons were in town for a matchup with the Vikings.

Hageman and Gray were teammates at Minnesota from 2009-12. Gray, who played quarterback for the Gophers, is now a tight end.

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Senior running back David Cobb is third in the country in rushing yards.
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Mon, 09/29/2014
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After working on a Kansas farm during his childhood, Gophers head coach Jerry Kill may know a thing or two about horses.

After being a head football coach for 21 years, Kill knows numerous football philosophies as well.

And this year, he found a way to blend his farm and football ideologies.

“You got a good horse, ride him,” Kill said Saturday regarding Gophers senior running back David Cobb. “That’s what I was taught by my daddy a long time ago.”

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A year after missing Minnesota’s trip to Michigan due to a seizure, Jerry Kill led the Gophers to a victory.
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Mon, 09/29/2014
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When Jerry Kill answered questions Saturday night following the University of Minnesota’s 30-14 victory at the University of Michigan, it almost looked like Minnesota had lost.

The Gophers head coach appeared subdued as he softly spoke about his team’s second victory over the Wolverines since 1986, looking toward his wife, Rebecca, and his daughter Krystal standing in the back of the room.

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After missing Minnesota's trip to Michigan last year with a seizure, Jerry Kill led the Gophers to a victory Saturday.
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Sun, 09/28/2014
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When Jerry Kill answered questions Saturday night following the University of Minnesota’s 30-14 win at University of Michigan, it almost looked like Minnesota had lost.

The Gophers head coach appeared subdued as he softly spoke about his team’s second victory over the Wolverines since 1986, looking toward his wife Rebecca and daughter Krystal standing in the back of the room.

Last year, Kill didn’t make the trip to Ann Arbor.

He rested at home with his family, recovering from an epileptic seizure as Minnesota lost 42-13.

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After missing Minnesota's trip to Michigan last year with a seizure, Jerry Kill led the Gophers to a victory Saturday.
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The Wolverines sit near the bottom of the FBS with 12 turnovers this year.
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Thu, 09/25/2014
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About six weeks ago, Devin Gardner was all smiles entering into his senior season.

Sitting at a round table surrounded by nearly a dozen media members, the Michigan quarterback discussed his increased chances of winning the Heisman Trophy, the looming rivalry game at Notre Dame and the Wolverines’ passing attack — which he said would be “without a doubt” the best in the Big Ten.

But times have changed.

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