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Minnesota Gophers Football News, Notes, Links, Video and More: Golden Nugz 08/15/14

Good morning, sports fans. It's time for your Friday dose of Golden Nugz. Open wide!

Gopher cheerleader in the process of leading cheers.
Gopher cheerleader in the process of leading cheers.
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Football Reigns Supreme in August - Focus on Backs

TDG Opponent Previews

Gophers fall camp: Sophomore cornerback Jalen Myrick is built for speed - Gophers Now

Gophers' Myrick talks about his speed compared with roommate Edwards | Star Tribune

Gophers still holding auditions for No. 2 tailback -

Gophers RB coach Poore happy with the position's depth | Star Tribune

Kirkwood's resurgence gives Gophers depth in backfield | Star Tribune

Other football links, non-running back related...

Gophers offense gets lift from Mitch Leidner's two scrimmage TD passes -

Leidner throws TD passes to Williams and Goodger in Gophers scrimmage | Gridiron Gold |

Touchdowns?  When did that start? Gophers learn from 'Larry Fitzgerald school' - Big Ten Blog - ESPN Well that explains it...

Gophers Football Plus: A day in the life of a Gopher player | Star Tribune

Minnesota Gophers' Theiren Cockran plans to take game to another level in 2014 | FOX Sports

Here's an interesting article about the playoff.  Get used to these until this first one is over.  Then get used to articles on how it can be improved/expanded.  How CFB playoff committee can learn from the past - ESPN

Wrapping up football, here are some dumpster fire situations from upcoming opponents.  I case you haven't seen them elsewhere.

Devonte Fields permanently separated from TCU Horned Frogs - ESPN Dallas

Northwestern Wildcats expect to weather latest storm - ESPN

Northwestern transfer Venric Mark and Heisman Trophy winners in the 3-point stance - ESPN

Speaking of Northwestern... decided bad teams don't deserve hype videos.  Bad teams deserve slow-jams.  So here's jNWU's slow jam video.

And, for good measure, here's Purdue's.

All Other Sports Links!

Q&A with Minnesota's new Director of Basketball Operations Nate Pomeday | Gold in the Barn |

Happy Friday everyone.