Kickoff is just a couple hours away, here are some links worth reading before kickoff of the biggest game in TCF Bank Stadium history. Your undefeated Gophers get to host #4 and undefeated Penn State Nittany Lions
- Bleacher Reports Adam Kramer has a cool article on PJ Fleck after spending the day with him this past week.
- This is a week old but a really great article on the development and recruitment of Tanner Morgan. The greatest Gopher quarterback since Adam Weber.
- Rittenberg is giving PJ Fleck and the Gophers some love this week as well.
- On SiriusXM Coach K (yes, that Coach K) interviewed PJ Fleck earlier this week. Much of what Fleck talks about is pretty standard stuff that you’ve heard before, but the conversation between he and Coach K is pretty interesting.
- Jim Rhome interviewed Fleck as well.
- Don’t forget this gem from TDG this week.
Penn State Links
- Black Shoe Diaries has their prediction roundtable. They are predictably in favor of their team, but worth noting that at least one writer struggled to get the Gopher’s non-conference opponents even remotely accurate.
- BSD also had a short post on the #disrespek given by the CFP rankings for Minnesota.
- Onward State explains to us why Penn State is weird.
- They also have a staff prediction post, this time one writer was bold enough to pick the Gophers to win. It’s probably just an emotional hedge.
- And most importantly, Onward State has a great drinking game for today’s 11:00 am kickoff.
- 5 things to watch for in today’s game. With some video in this link that basically says Tanner Morgan is pretty good, but lacks the intangibles to win a game like this.