The morning after National Signing Day and the morning after Gopher basketball's worst loss since losing at Indiana last year.
First the hoops team...
Myron takes "Survivor" approach to the Gopher loss. The Hoosiers outworked, outplayed and eventually outlasted the Gophers.
"If you're not going to rebound, you're not going to fight back, you're not going to box out, anybody is going to beat you," Gophers coach Tubby Smith said. "You've got to set the tone and we weren't doing any of that. We weren't doing any of the little things. They were outworking us and outhustling us."
That was a bad effort and a worse loss. I feared that we were going to slowly creep towards the bubble, but this loss may have sped up that process. IU's Tom Pritchard was averaging 1.7 points per game, we let him score 12 last night. That is incredible. The lone bright spot may have been Austin Hollins' effort as he had his best game as a Gopher.
And now to the future of Gopher football
Max Shortell claims he is going to push MarQueis Gray for the starting job...this year.
"With MarQueis Gray, he could move to receiver. He's going to start out playing quarterback, but if things don't work out, he's one of the best receivers around, one of the best receivers in the nation, so I don't think it would be a problem if he moved."
Love the confidence and best of luck to you.
Sansevere talks with Peter Westerhaus who used to wear his football helmet to bed. He also says he'll most likely play linebacker, at least to start with.
Phil Miller points out how much the new receivers may be relied upon this year.
- Here are FBT's snap thoughts on this year's recruiting class.
- Coach Kill joined Dan Barreiro yesterday, here is the audio.
Q&A with Kill on ESPN AM1500
- 2012 recruiting has already been underway but the prize of the Minnesota class is Jonah Pirsig. He is big and he has an offer from Ohio State.
- ESPN the Magazine ranks the best recruiters in all of college sports. J Robinson makes the top 20.
Kelci Bryant won a national title. The junior defended her 1-meter title and claimed her eighth career national title Wednesday at the 2011 USA Diving Winter National Championships.