Spring Central

2014 Spring Game:
The 2014 Gopher Spring Game will be held on Saturday, April 12 at TCF Bank Stadium. The second annual alumni game will begin at 1 p.m. with the spring game scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Logo   Thursday, April 3

Logo   Tuesday, April 1

Briean Boddy-Calhoun was playing with a high level of confidence last season before he suffered a season-ending injury in the second game of the year. Instead of agonizing about his injury, the defensive back used his time away to heal physically and prepare himself for the upcoming season. He is participating in limited spring practice and will be ready to go in the fall? How long did he feel sorry for himself after learning about his injury? Not very. Read what else the Wilmington, Del., native had to say about his comeback..

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Logo   Thursday, March 27

Gopher Football on the Web:
Arrow Gophers hope for more Wolitarsky records (ESPN.com)
Arrow Cedric Thompson is willing leader on defense (Pioneer Press)

Logo   Tuesday, March 25

Gopher Football on the Web:
Arrow Cockran developing into a force (ESPN.com)
Arrow Cobb not running from backfield competition (Pioneer Press)
Arrow Kill playing it cautious with tight end Williams (Star Tribune)

Logo   Friday, March 14

Gopher Football on the Web:
Arrow Spring practice gets a bit too intense for Coach Kill (Star Tribune)
Arrow Claeys comfortable back as defensive coordinator (ESPN.com)

Logo   Thursday, March 13

Gopher Football on the Web:
Arrow Newest quarterback has made a good first impression (Star Tribune)
Arrow Audio: Jerry Kill on KFAN.com (KFAN.com)

Logo   Wednesday, March 12

Gopher Football on the Web:
Arrow Streveler gets thumbs up on injury recovery (Star Tribune)
Arrow Former Web City quarterback visits Kill at practice (Star Tribune)
Arrow Pirsig pushing for starting right tackle job (Pioneer Press)
Arrow Campbell could merge as playmaker (Minnesota Daily)

Logo   Tuesday, March 11

Former Golden Gopher Mike Sherels was recently named linebackers coach. Gophersports.com recently caught up with Coach Sherels during spring football.

GopherSports: Mike, congratulations on the promotion. How does it feel to be the linebacker coach at Minnesota?

Mike Sherels: It’s a dream come true. Ever since I was a freshman or sophomore here I knew I wanted to coach. I have always had a great passion for the University of Minnesota and have fought hard to help return us to where I think we should be. To be in this position now is truly a blessing.

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Logo   Thursday, March 6

Gopher Football on the Web:
Arrow Pirsig looks even more imposing in year three (Star Tribune)
Arrow Cobb leads talented rushing corps at outset of spring drills (Fox Sports North)

Logo   Wednesday, March 5

Minnesota lost some bulk in the middle of its defensive line with the graduation of starter Ra'Shede Hageman and reserve Roland Johnson. We talked with defensive line coach Jeff Phelps to see what the team's plan is moving forward with the defense line.

GopherSports: A common question since the end of last season is how are the Gophers going to replace Ra'Shede Hageman? Before we get to that, tell us what Minnesota is losing with Hageman's graduation.

Jeff Phelps: You are losing a great player and a physical presence on the inside that commands double teams. He made offenses think differently about what they were going to do. You also are losing some senior leadership there, a person who got the group going and got everyone hyped up for practices and games.

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Gopher Football on the Web:
Arrow Leidner: I can take this team by the reins (Star Tribune)
Arrow Jack Lynn's time is coming for Gophers at linebacker (Star Tribune)
Arrow TE Williams back to being a matchup nightmare (Star Tribune)
Arrow Leidner mentoring young quarterbacks this spring (Pioneer Press)
Arrow Team needs Leidner to take charge, former QB says (Pioneer Press)
Arrow Defensive line has big shoes to fill this spring with Hageman gone (Pioneer Press)
Arrow Offense feels it has something to prove this season (Pioneer Press)
Arrow Leinder looks to lead Gophers during spring drills (Fox Sports North)
Arrow Minnesota opens spring practice (Minnesota Daily)
Arrow Web Extra: Gophers 2014 Spring Practice No. 1 (KSTP TV)

Logo   Tuesday, March 4

Minnesota begins spring practice today at 4 p.m. (free and open to the public) with a new voice. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner is ready to lead the Gophers as they begin (very) early preparations for the 2014 season. We caught up with the Lakeville, Minn., native to get his perspective as he enters his third spring practice at Minnesota.

GopherSports: Mitch, you are coming off a season where you saw extensive playing time and nearly led the Gophers to a comeback win in the Texas Bowl. What were your thoughts on the bowl game and how you played?

Mitch Leidner: Everyone was pretty made after the bowl game, but all it did for me was make me really hungry to come into the winter workouts, spring ball and next season. It’s exciting to see how many people we have coming back for next year. We have all those offensive lineman, running backs and receivers coming back and that makes it exciting to begin working with them today. I am really excited to get back out there. Going through all those workouts and captain’s practices get me excited to see how much everyone has improved. I cannot wait to get back out on the field with them.

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Gopher Football on the Web:
Arrow Minnesota Quarterback Race Breakdown (ESPN.com)

Logo   Monday, March 3

Welcome to 2014 Gopher Football Spring Central!

Head coach Jerry Kill and his program begins practice on Tuesday, March 4 at 4 p.m. at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. All practices are open to the public!

The 2014 spring game at TCF Bank Stadium is scheduled for Saturday, April 12.

Gophersports.com will be your home for all spring football coverage with practice reports, Q&As with players and coaches and special video features.

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2014 Schedule | Ticket Information
Aug. 28 Eastern Illinois
Sept. 6 Middle Tennessee State
Sept. 13 at TCU
Sept. 20 San Jose State
Sept. 27 at Michigan
Oct. 11 Northwestern
Oct. 18 Purdue
Oct. 25 at Illinois
Nov. 8 Iowa
Nov. 15 Ohio State
Nov. 22 at Nebraska
Nov. 29 at Wisconsin

Spring Football Essentials:
Practice Schedule
Spring Game
2013 Statistics

Spring Football Video:
 Wells Defensive Line Preview
 Wells Spring Practice Day One
 Wells Spring Press Conference
 Wells 2013 Alumni Game

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