Minnesota’s Fleck ‘saddened’ by criticism from ex-coach

Football 02/22/19, 10:51

Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck says he's "saddened" by critical remarks from former coach Jerry Kill suggesting Fleck cares more about himself than his players.Kill, who coached the Gophers from 2011-15, said on Sirius XM radio this week that Fleck's "ego gets carried away" and he's "about himself" rather than ...

Progress for Minnesota gets big boost from Paul Bunyan’s Axe

Football 11/26/18, 17:49

Progress this season for Minnesota in the standings was marginal, with one more win by the Gophers than in coach P.J. Fleck's first year to gain bowl-game eligibility.That extra victory sure felt like a major stride, though. Bunyanesque, even.Instead of handing in practice gear to the equipment staff and giving ...

Gophers take back Axe, beat Wisconsin 37-15

Football 11/24/18, 18:57

Demetrius Douglas returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown, Minnesota's defense held up on the road and the Golden Gophers ran away from Wisconsin for a 37-15 win on Saturday to snap a 14-game losing streak in the rivalry and reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe.Mohamed Ibrahim ran for 121 yards ...

Playing rooks can be rough, but standouts abound in Big Ten

Football 11/15/18, 16:37

With 58 freshmen, Minnesota leads the FBS with 51.7 percent of players on the roster in their first year of eligibility.Nine of them are starters, including seven on offense, to make this season for the Gophers all about growth. While losing five of their first six Big Ten games, outscored ...

Minnesota defense shows in 41-10 win against Purdue

Football 11/10/18, 19:49

Minnesota's maligned defense held Purdue to season-lows in yards and points, and Seth Green had a touchdown rushing and passing for the Gophers in a 41-10 win against the Boilermakers in the cold and snow on Saturday.Redshirt freshman Mohamed Ibrahim ran for 156 yards for Minnesota, which played its first ...

Gashed by long gains, Minnesota D seeks rebound vs. Purdue

Football 11/09/18, 04:03

Favorable field position has meant little for Minnesota this season, as huge gains against the Gophers have piled up as if opponents are playing a video game.This will be an especially difficult week for the defense to try to stem this tide of long touchdowns, with Purdue's offense possessing as ...

After firing coordinator, Fleck seeks defensive improvement

Football 11/06/18, 21:21

After watching long gain after long gain by Illinois last weekend, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck knew a change had to be made to his defense.Each of the first two drives by the Illini ended with a 72-yard touchdown run. By the end of Saturday's 55-31 loss , the Gophers had ...

Corbin, Illinois roll over Minnesota 55-31

Football 11/03/18, 20:10

Reggie Corbin rushed for 213 yards and two touchdowns — both coming on runs of more than 70 yards — as Illinois defeated Minnesota 55-31 on Saturday.Corbin became the first Illini player to rush for two 70-yard-plus touchdowns in a single game since 1944.Illinois wide receiver Dominic Stampley (6) is ...

Minnesota sends struggling secondary into game vs. Indiana

Football 10/25/18, 21:37

The loss of star safety Antoine Winfield Jr. to a foot injury has been a big blow to Minnesota.All those blown coverages and missed tackles in the secondary might not have been made if Winfield were still playing, but there's an obvious back-end weakness now that Big Ten opponents have ...

Gophers’ Annexstad treated at hospital for midsection injury

Football 10/20/18, 21:23

Minnesota quarterback Zack Annexstad was treated and released from a Lincoln hospital after getting injured in the first half of the Gophers' game against Nebraska on Saturday.Coach P.J. Fleck said Annexstad sustained an "internal injury in his midsection" late in the first half and was "coughing a lot." A Minnesota ...

Interior strength of Hawkeyes to give Gophers another test

Football 10/05/18, 16:58

Much of the success Iowa has had over time can be pinned on superior strength at the line of scrimmage , with 28 offensive or defensive linemen drafted by NFL teams since coach Kirk Ferentz took over for the 1999 season.This point-of-attack prowess has been on full display by the ...

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