Golden Nugz - 08.21.12

9 days until football. Reminder, the game is on a crappy sports tier only channel so if you aren't going to the TDG Viewing Party (and you should unless you're a lame MN expat like me) you'll want to add the channel to your cable or satellite package if you haven't already done so.

Not a ton of Gopher related links that came out yesterday so this is a quicker Tuesday Nugz.


- WCCO puts the spotlight on MarQueis Gray.

- Phil says that UNLV still hasn't picked a starting QB.

- Here are some pics from the Game Simulation Scrimmage the Gophers held over the weekend.

- The team meeting room at the Gibson-Nagurski complex got a cool facelift:


via Golden Gopher Football

- Some facts you may not have known about how the Golden Gophers nickname. The one I never knew that I love?

In fact, in 1934, in support of the Gophers football national championship team, the Minnesota State Patrol changed their colors from grey to maroon and gold -- and never switched back.

Gopher previews, the world through the eyes of a QB, and funny NFL memes after the jump...

- A pair of Gopher season previews, the first from fellow SB Nation blog Corn Nation and the second from the blog.

- Looking the other way, SB Nation's Bill Connelly offers his preview of 'Cuse.

- Gopher related Twitter accounts you should be following if you aren't already.

- FBT offers a QB lookahead. MV also gave his Rah'Crootin update on Friday where he focused on the importance of written offers (which included some factoids I didn't know).

- A Wisky blog interviewed FBT.


- Wisconsin's turkey necked leader faced some pushback after his Twitter announcement of Danny O'Brian as the starting UW QB. The Twitterverse seems to have doubts about BB's QB development strategy.

College Football

- Looks like the WAC might be on it's deathbed. Unless it's not. Either way, I doubt you're too concerned.

- Seantrel Henderson continues to struggle to get on the field.

- Kentucky lets us all see what it's like to be their QB via a helmet cam:

- Appalachian State head coach Jerry Moore is trolling Michigan. He held a press conference simply to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of his program's win over the Wolverines.


- Central Michigan debuts some new duds. They are not terrible at all.

- Oregon has new uniforms. The sun also rose in the east today.

- Maryland is bringing back THOSE HELMETS. Please protect your eyes.

The Smorgasbord

- Do you like GIFS? Then you should be following the SB Nation GIF tournament.

- The fine folks at Daily Norseman bring us news of a new NFL Memes site. Here are my 3 faves:


via NFL Memes on Facebook


via NFL Memes on Facebook


via NFL Memes on Facebook

- College themed Pop Tarts have arrived.

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