Reusse: Kill, Mason share winning formula of running, playing defense

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 26, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Former Gophers coach Glen Mason now works for the Big Ten Network. He has intently watched the Gophers’ progress under Jerry Kill, and the two men share a philosophy of success.

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alansonSep. 25, 13 9:53 PM

Amen.

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sniggleSep. 25, 1310:40 PM

Winning formula? Really? Against these teams? Let us see how much "winning" they will do against the Big 10.

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edkroetenSep. 25, 1311:23 PM

Run the ball, control the clock and get a stop or two from the D and you will win your fair share of games.

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lars471Sep. 26, 1312:08 AM

The same formula of losing against conference opponents & just winning against patsies. Wake up & see what Mason's career record is in the conference - it is a losing record! Kill wanted North Carolina off the schedule so we can go 2-6 in the conference & still make a bowl game! JOKE.......JOKE.......JOKE!!!!!

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rodneyklineSep. 26, 13 1:21 AM

Minnesota journalists and sports fans have such low expectations for our teams. If a program was this bad at a school with an expectation of winning the Big 10 title every year like Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State and others, Kill would not just be his name! We are a joke!

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maliksealySep. 26, 13 2:39 AM

I will never forgot that loss to Michigan in 03. Complete heartbreak. Win that game and 90% we go to a New Year's Day bowl game or better and who knows where the program goes.

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notsidSep. 26, 13 2:55 AM

Defense...part of the winning formula for Glen Mason? What? Mason's teams lost big game after bi game because while the offense often could score points in big numbers, his defenses could not protect big leads, the Michigan game when they led 28-7 going into the fourth quarter, couldn't hold the lead and lost, being a prime example of that characteristic of Mason's team. Come on, Patrick, your memory is failing you!

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spduncan51Sep. 26, 13 3:27 AM

Since when did Reusse start coming around on Jerry Kill? He has been hammering him as "Country Jer" for two years running and NOW he suddenly discovers that Kill is a good coach?

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kinnickSep. 26, 13 5:24 AM

This news should sent shock waves across the football nation! How is it the Gophers have ever lost a game! To bad this formula had to leak out!

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homerunkingSep. 26, 13 6:10 AM

What?!?!?!! Mason wouldn't know what a defense was if it kicked him in the head!!

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