Monte Kiffin is trying to convince the LA media, his team and maybe himself that the USC defense is in for a challenge this weekend.
“This quarterback, now, he’s in the process of breaking the all-time records of the University of Minnesota,” Kiffin said. “Now, in 1960 in Minnesota with Murray Warmath, they won the Rose Bowl and the national championship. There’s a lot of records to be broken at the University of Minnesota. Now, this quarterback is breaking these records. I’m serious, god-dang it.”
“They got in a shootout and lost, but I’m telling you, offensively, they’re a god-danged good football team,” Kiffin said. “This team last week was pretty good. This team’s better. I’m not making this stuff up. They put it on tape. Look at the tape. Look at the stats.”
The elder Kiffin may be concerned about our offense but I'm assuming the younger Kiffin isn't as concerned about how his offense will move the ball. At the very least those were some fun quotes where Monte makes a Murray Warmath reference.
- For those of you attending the game on Saturday you will also have the opportunity to meet former Gopher great, Bobby Bell and current ESPN radio host, Dan Patrick.
- Gopher WR recruit, Devin Crawford-Tufts was WCCO's Rally Star of the Week. "He's just got that gift, that explosiveness, that speed that you just can't coach," said Coach Reed Boltman."He's a track kid that learned how to play football. ... Athletes like that make me a lot better coach."
- Gopher Volleyball is having a great season behind some top notch returning talent and the Big Ten's two-time freshman of the week Ashley Wittman. They are heading to San Diego this weekend for the USD/SDSU Tournament.
- What do you think about a Big Ten hockey league? Rumor has it that it is getting pretty close to a reality.
- GopherTailgate has his thoughts on the State of the Gopher Nation.
- The Dagger has been previewing the upcoming Big Ten basketball season. Mateen Cleaves gives his take on the Big Ten but he mostly talks about Michigan State.
- And I'll end it with this. The Wiz of Odds gives us the broadcasting debut of Mike Leach. I think it is fair to say he is a much better coach than he is a color guy.