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Minnesota Football News and Links: Golden Nugz 08/14/15

Have some links and just chill on a Friday morning.

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What a week, huh?  This Friday morning seems like a nice opportunity to just relax and not take things too seriously.  Hold on, my coffee just finished brewing...

Ok, I'm ready to Nugz.  This morning I'm listening to "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" by one of my favorite bands of all time, Flogging Molly. I was able to see them play in Coffman when I was still in school. It was a great show, even though there were severe technical issues that delayed them playing by more than hour.

On to the links!  There aren't a ton...

Gophers Football Plus: Who are the go-to receivers? -
ICYMI: Joe Christensen analyzes the Gophers' first five practices, Mitch Leidner's performance so far and who could be his key receivers.

Gopher CBs Highlighted in First College Football Top247
What's less important than recruiting rankings? Retroactively upgraded recruiting rankings. But it's still cool to have Eric Murray and Briean Boddy-Calhoun get some recognition.

'No joke': Minnesota tough enough to win Big Ten West in 2015 | NCAA Football | Sporting News
This article mentions that Coach Kill's goal in Minnesota has been to rebuild the power running attack Glen Mason left behind. Whose fault is it that the power game needed to be "rebuilt"? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Former Texas prep teammates are tested, seeking success with U -
Best link of the day.  A little intrigue here: Rodrick Williams' high school coach tried to get Kirk Ferentz to offer him out of high school.

"I told everybody from Iowa, ‘I have a Big Ten running back playing for us at Lewisville. He is a downhill guy,’ Their running backs coach said, ‘I need to see more tape.’ I said, ‘You’ll see all the tape you need to see on him next year, when he goes to Minnesota.’ "

Olin will be in Iowa City, when the Gophers visit Nov. 7, and he will be cheering for Minnesota. "Hell yes," he said. "I want to rub it in."

Lastly, I'll just leave this here...