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11-19-13 Jerry Kill On The Morning News With Dave Lee!

Gophers trying to wrestle the traveling trophy from the Badgers for the first time in a decade.

11/19/2013

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As Gopher Bandwagon Grows, Ticket Sales Climb

With a 8-2 record and four-straight wins in the Big 10, the Gopher football has been the feel-good story of the fall. Now in year three of the Coach Jerry Kill era, the perception of the Gopher football program is changing. Gopher linebacker Damien Wilson says fans have been shocked by the team’s success. “They’re getting used to it,” Wilson said. “Everybody’s excited around here.”

11/11/2013

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Minnesota’s Rolling, Favored To Beat Penn State

How’s this for a paradigm shift in Big Ten football? Minnesota has won straight three conference games and is favored, ever so slightly, to beat Penn State. The Gophers (7-2, 3-2) gained the confidence and momentum they were lacking with a gritty victory at Northwestern three weeks ago, and now their sights are set on a New Year’s Day bowl game.

11/08/2013

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11-5-13 Jerry Kill On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Gophers trying to win 4 straight in the Big Ten……

11/05/2013

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Gophers Earn Big Ten Honors After Indiana Win

Quarterback Philip Nelson was named the Big Ten’s co-offensive player of the week, and punter Peter Mortell was picked as the conference’s special teams player of the week.

11/04/2013

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10-30-13 Jerry Kill Talks Exclusively On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The Gopher Coach talks with Dave and Sid…

10/30/2013

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10-29-13 Tracy Claeys On The Morning News With Dave Lee

A big win over Nebraska!

10/29/2013

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Kill Looks On As Minnesota Tops Northwestern 20-17

Ailing head coach Jerry Kill watched from a private box as Minnesota turned two second half turnovers into scores en route to a 20-17 Big Ten victory over Northwestern Saturday.

10/19/2013

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Northwestern Hosts Gophers Amid 2-Game Skid

Minnesota (4-2, 0-2) is expected to be missing a key figure again, with coach Jerry Kill on a leave of absence due to his epilepsy. He’s had five seizures on game days in two-plus seasons as the Golden Gophers’ coach, and he missed the most recent game, a loss at Michigan two weeks ago.

10/18/2013

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Day After Missing Game, Kill Stays Home To Rest

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has a well-timed bye week to recover from his latest seizure. Team spokesman Paul Rovnak said Kill stayed at home on Sunday to rest. He had an episode the day before that kept him from traveling to the game at Michigan. The Gophers don’t play again until Oct. 19, so this is a low-key week. Assistant coaches held a brief meeting with players before leaving the facility.

10/06/2013

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Gopher Fans Support Kill After He Misses Game

With all of the questions regarding coach Jerry Kill’s absence and its affect on the Gopher football team, fans like Sue McCormick and Michael Doyle say they weren’t concerned during Saturday’s game in Michigan. “We’re there to be support him no matter what,” McCormick said. While they want to see the coach healthy, they said they don’t think he should be fired – unless he wants to step down. “I think it should be his decision, not anybody else’s,” McCormick said.

10/05/2013

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Playing For The Pig: Iowa-Minnesota Rivalry At 107

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill had just finished addressing his team after last week’s win over San Jose State when he was approached by Eric Kaler, the president of the university.

09/27/2013

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Gophers Give No Guarantees To Injured Players

When Philip Nelson’s right hamstring strain forced him out of the game, Minnesota turned to redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner at quarterback. Leidner started for the Gophers last week, too, rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns and tops the depth chart going into the Big Ten opener Saturday against Iowa. Nelson, the sophomore who took over at midseason last year, has no guarantees of getting the job back.

09/24/2013

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Gopher FB Coach Jerry Kill On WCCO Morning News

University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill joined Dave Lee

09/24/2013

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Gophers’ Leidner Earns Big Ten Honor After Big Game

After a big game in a big win over San Jose State on Saturday, Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner earned some Big Ten Conference recognition on Monday. Leidner, a redshirt freshman from Lakeville, ran for 151 yards and four touchdowns as the Gophers finished 4-0 in the non-conference schedule after a 43-24 win over San Jose State.

09/23/2013

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