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Minnesota Football News and Links: Golden Nugz 08/19/15

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Links to help you through this Hump Day.

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I don't know about you, but the season opener against TCU feels so close, yet so far. It can't get here soon enough, if you ask me. In the meantime, here are a few links to satiate your hunger for Golden Gopher football.

Delcastle Grad Emerges for Golden Gophers - Delaware Online
ICYMI: Briean Boddy-Calhoun is a stud. This fantastic article charts his path from a high school football player with no Division I offers to a potential third round NFL Draft pick.

Christenson, Bobek are Gophers' Comeback Kids - StarTribune.com
A great piece from Joe Christensen about the adversity two Gopher offensive linemen have had to overcome in their careers, especially as both gear up to be a big part of the offense this season.

Secondary Set, But Only at the Top - PioneerPress.com
Andy Greder talks with Jay Sawvel, Tracy Claeys, and Eric Murray about the defensive backfield and the kind of mentality you can expect from the defense this season.

Countdown to Kickoff: Big Ten West Surprise Team - BigTenNetwork.com
Two of the Big Ten Network's three analysts name the Gophers their dark horse pick in the West, calling into question the very definition of a "surprise" team.

2015 Season Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers - ESPN.com's Big Ten Blog
Brian Bennett previews the upcoming season with a few important things to know about the Gophers. I don't think you'll argue with his selection for Most Important Game.

Technically, this is my first official post as a member of the staff here at The Daily Gopher. Just want to say I'm glad to be a part of the team and I look forward to another great season of Gopher football!