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Wed, 10/22/2014
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When Gophers coaches addressed the media on Tuesday afternoon following Minnesota’s 39-38 victory against Purdue on Saturday, they uttered the same phrase multiple times: “teaching moment.”

The Gophers were favored to beat the Boilermakers by double digits heading into the game, but they trailed by 11 at halftime, and big plays punctuated the entire game.

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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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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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Minnesota executed a two-minute drive to end the first half at Michigan that changed the feel of the game.
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Wed, 10/01/2014
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It took 12 plays, spanned two minutes and 17 seconds, covered 92 yards, resulted in three points and took sophisticated play-calling that the Gophers offense has rarely executed this season.

But when Gophers head coach Jerry Kill recounted Minnesota’s final first-half possession in its 30-14 victory at Michigan on Saturday, he simply called the sequence “The Drive.”

After the Wolverines downed a 53-yard Will Hagerup punt, Minnesota started with the ball on its own 1-yard line with the score tied 7-7.

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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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Minnesota defeated Michigan 30-14 to reclaim a rivalry trophy.
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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.

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

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

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Mon, 10/20/2014
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The Gophers faced plenty of adversity during their victory against Purdue on Saturday afternoon.

Point to the questionable calls by the game’s referees, the defense’s inability to contain Purdue’s speedy skill players, or the fact that the Gophers headed into locker room trailing at halftime and were winless when doing so under head coach Jerry Kill.

But like all good teams, Minnesota persevered and found a way to win.

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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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Mon, 10/20/2014
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Recap: The Gophers (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) opened up the contest on fire defensively. Senior defensive back Cedric Thompson intercepted an Austin Appleby pass on the first play from scrimmage to set up a 2-yard David Cobb touchdown run. On the next drive, senior linebacker Damien Wilson picked off Appleby and returned it for a touchdown.

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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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