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  1. BilldGopher

    #GTvsCLEM Postgame

    Progress. That's the mark to compare against. Losing sucks but losing poorly sucks more. Next game up...
  2. BilldGopher

    Just watching Nebraska . . .

    Watched the entire game today and respectfully as several noted hard to compare your QB with Martinez. He is considered a huge disappointment by most of Husker Nation...and he and Scott Frost are joined at the hip. Even worse, there's not a number 2 that Frost is voluntarily willing to put on...
  3. BilldGopher

    Expansion Talk 2021

    My Comcast here in Minneapolis provides BTN as a channel as part of my "Digital Plus" package. I have no way to figure out what little bit BTN carves out of the total amount. BTW, I've got the SEC Network and PAC-12 Network. I've not looked to see if I have the ACC Network before. Finally I...
  4. BilldGopher

    Expansion Talk 2021

    Came across this CFN article on The Grand Alliance by Pete Fiutak. Here's the link: https://collegefootballnews.com/2021/08/acc-big-ten-pac-12-alliance-conference-expansion-college-football-daily-cavalcade Basically says the future is conference deals with Hulu and Amazon for streaming FB...
  5. BilldGopher

    Expansion Talk 2021

    We have those fans from I-O-W-A and Wisconsin. I'm sure you could learn to dislike them too. Sorry Sheboygan. Truth hurts.
  6. BilldGopher

    Expansion Talk 2021

    Two facts are clear. First, we've both had past glory but at least you have fans alive that remember your last Nattie. And you're right...no Waffle Houses up here (as a Tech sponsor or not). Mrs Billd and I always make sure we go to WF when we are in Atlanta or anywhere south of St. Louis for...
  7. BilldGopher

    Expansion Talk 2021

    Following up on Stinger...If Tech comes to the B1G, then I'll be at Bobby Dodd for that 1st Tech-MN home game. Also, might as well get some program bragging rights going in anticipation of the B1G event. Minnesota has 7 National Titles going back to 1882. How fare thee Tech on Natties? (BTW...
  8. BilldGopher

    Expansion Talk 2021

    As to MusicBuzz's point on "redemption on the 2018 debacle" I think that would be great no matter how it unfolded. I sent a note to our AD to that effect prior to the 2020 season. I see benefits for Minnesota for sure. Our clubs have now at least have met on the field, Minnesota actually...
  9. BilldGopher

    Expansion Talk 2021

    Thanks for the thought MB... I'll be honest in that I don't spend much thought here because it's the money driving it. Last time the B1G expanded it added Rutgers and Maryland...which is starting to make sense...and most Gopher fans think Nebraska probably regrets joining the B1G. We've all...
  10. BilldGopher

    Expectations for the 2021 season

    Yes...also with Iowa and Michigan...but as the Badgers say...is it really a rivalry when they win most of the time? The answer is yes but mostly losing takes out some of the intensity. Much like Tech, the glory days for Minnesota were in the early to mid 20th Century. In those days Minnesota...
  11. BilldGopher

    Expectations for the 2021 season

    Point taken. No more Red hordes to anybody's north, south, east, or west in my football vocabulary. We have a red-colored fanbase to the east and yours is red-and-black. Much more appealing labeling actually...Thanks. Our spring game is this weekend. Perusing what you guys saw for the...
  12. BilldGopher

    Expectations for the 2021 season

    No apology needed Heisman. Looked and was quite surprised: Minnesota #19 Don’t sleep on a Gopher team that struggled last year. It gets back QB Tanner Morgan, RB Mohamed Ibrahim, and a defense that welcomes in a few high-end transfers. Thanks for making me look. The Red Horde to the East...
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    Expectations for the 2021 season

    Yes he was and is. He was teamed up with Tyler Johnson who's now with the Buccaneers (with his first Super Bowl Ring). Having both on the field for two seasons drove defenses crazy. Could not double-cover both. Slant routes were his specialty but could make open field moves that were...
  14. BilldGopher

    Expectations for the 2021 season

    We feel the same about 'bout beating Mrs. Sheboygan's Badgers. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'm optimistic for you guys in year 3. There's obviously a lot of passion still here for the Wramblin Wreck that is great to see. Hoping the Spring Game goes well and gives the opportunity for...
  15. BilldGopher

    Expectations for the 2021 season

    That was then true freshman "Big Dan" aka Daniel Faalele from Australia. Playing you guys was his best game of that season. He got hurt at the end of 2019 (against Mrs. Sheboygan's Badgers), sat out 2020 due to covid, but is coming back for 2021 (YAY!). For completely different reasons (than...
  16. BilldGopher

    Expectations for the 2021 season

    Respectfully...worked for us...:p
  17. BilldGopher

    Expectations for the 2021 season

    Freshmen seeing the field is not bad if they beat everyone else for the playing time. The best should be on the field...period. One of our Georgia gold nuggets was Rashod Bateman from Tifton. Decided to go to Minnesota over the Dawgs. Possibly a first round WR in a few weeks. Saw the field...
  18. BilldGopher

    Expectations for the 2021 season

    Yes on staff changes "early on." Had to fire the D coordinator...who had followed Fleck from day 1 in his career...half-way through the season. The schemes were so complex that no one on D knew what to do, even kids who the prior years were pretty darn good. The Assistant Coordinator got the...
  19. BilldGopher

    Expectations for the 2021 season

    Thanks Burdell for the update. Our big fan debate early on was whether the "cupboard was really bare" from the previous regime, which got entangled in the "need for a new culture" statements from the new regime. Actually was pretty bitter, which really showed up in the 2019 season (the...
  20. BilldGopher

    Expectations for the 2021 season

    Year 3 was a big jump for us. Couldn't get past Sheboygan's Vadgers but he has bragging rights when winning like forever with an interspersed Gophers win. Maybe this can be a step up year for Tech. That would be my hope.
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