Ted Mondale, who heads the new Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority that will oversee the new Vikings stadium on the site of the Metrodome, said one of the undecided questions about the stadium is whether the Vikings will continue to play in the Dome in 2014 or at the Gophers' TCF Bank Stadium that year. Although the plan six months ago was to play one season (2015) at the Gophers' stadium, there is now a chance the Vikings could end up playing two seasons there. A decision is expected next spring.http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_21327692/shooter-now-twins-joe-mauer-re-signed-win This from Charlie Walters' latest column. If the Vikings were to play an additional season at TCF Bank Stadium, the Gophers would net an additional $3,000,000 ($6,000,000 total over two seasons). In addition to the extra money, with two seasons to be played in the stadium, there is a greater chance that the Vikings would put in additional permanent seating.
Jimmy Gjere's concussion symptoms apparently haven't subsided. The sophomore offensive tackle has decided to end his football career, according to an announcement just released by the Gophers.http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/blogs/Gridiron_Gold.html
University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill has announced the dismissal of Ge’Shun Harris for a violation of team policies. Kill was made aware of criminal charges filed against Harris on March 5 early Thursday afternoon. At that point, Harris was immediately dismissed from the team. "We had no idea about this situation until today," Kill said. "Based on our team policies and the way we run our program, Ge’Shun Harris was immediately dismissed from our football program. Every member of our team is well-aware of our expectations of them and how we enforce our team policies." Coach Kill will have no further comment on the matter.University of Minnesota official press release
Penn State won this game because of two bad stretches from the Gophers. The last couple minutes of the last 10 games have been under the microscope but chew on this... FIRST HALF 14-2 run over 4:51 span (-12) SECOND HALF 12-1 run over 3:56 (-11) 8:47 - Penn State was +23 31:13 - Minnesota was +20 I know the first half dry spell was directly following a four man line change by Tubby and our scoring left the floor for a few minutes.
"Why would I be interested in that job? I'm not going anywhere. My wife likes it here, I like it here, and I'm going to finish my career here."According to Sid
University of Minnesota director of athletics Joel Maturi and head men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith announced Wednesday that that there would be no change in the playing status of junior forward Trevor Mbakwe. "Trevor had a lapse in judgment," Smith said. "I believe his actions were well intended, but misguided, and we have made the decision not to suspend him after looking into the matter further. We believe this is the appropriate thing for Trevor and the program at this time. We view this as an educational opportunity for all of our players."
"I really feel strongly it's in Seantrel's best interest to go to the University of Minnesota. The advantage to him post football would be here. He'll start at LT for coach Brewster, I know they're doing a great job recruiting him. And he would be the marquee player that others would follow. He'd be in great hands with coach Brewster, he'd also have his network of people to support him here in town. And you know, he's a great player, he's just a special kid. He's a quiet humble kid that has been blessed with size and ability. We're certainly hoping he ends up at the University of Minnesota."KFAN-Power Trip Morning Show 1/20 8AM hour Former Redskin, Ray Hitchcock was on the Power Trip Morning Show today. He was on primarily to talk about winning a Super Bowl and to talk about the Vikings. But Hitchcock is also an assistant coach at Cretin and was asked about Seantrel Henderson. Henderson comments are about 46 min into the audio.
For the first five bowl practices, the seniors stay in the weight room for the early part, then rejoin the underclassmen when prep begins for Iowa State. Brewster came up with the idea as a way to help the development of the younger plays, including the redshirts, many of whom will be relied upon next year. It's an interesting concept.Kent Youngblood telling us about Brewster's philosophy for bowl practices. No doubt these extra practices will be used for player development.