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Golden Nugz 12.31.09 - it's the final countdown

I just put that title hoping you would get that song stuck in your head, please let me know if it worked.

Well it is game day and it is the last day of 2009. Bring on the Cyclones and please bring on 2010.

If you are looking for a great "look back" article on Gopher football recruiting head over to Gopher Illustrated where Matt goes back to 2002. He looks at each Gopher recruiting class telling us who the star of the class was when signed, who was the biggest surprise and who was the biggest bust. I don't want to copy and paste the whole thing but here is the class of 2005 as an example...

Signing Day Star - Alex Daniels - picked Minn over Oklahoma and Ohio State

On the Field Star - Eric Decker - duh

Biggest Surprise - Eric Decker - lightly recruited 2-star who nearly went to St. Johns

Biggest Disappointment - Otis Hudson - OL who eventually transferred to Eastern Illinois

It is a fun read if you are a subscriber. If not, now might be the time to sign up. Part One and Part Two.

That's all I have for you. Enjoy the Insight Bowl and enjoy your New Year's Eve.