Little goes right for Gophers in Homecoming loss to Iowa

  • Article by: Joe Christensen , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 29, 2013 - 6:30 AM

Thanks to two early scores by the Hawkeyes, returning Philip Nelson and the U ground game that helped fuel a 4-0 start never got churning.

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cfgfsmSep. 28, 13 8:27 PM

The powerhouse NC lost to East Carolina today. Was that worth 800,000? I think not. The Gophers lost to an average team today, good thing they play Purdue,Indiana,Illinois. what will a good passing team do to the Gophs ouch.

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kenw1952wSep. 28, 13 8:37 PM

I can't believe that after 50 years of ineptitude that the same fans keep drinking the same kool-aid but from a different mouthpiece....with Jerry Kill being the latest of a long line of wind blowers.

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kenw1952wSep. 28, 13 8:41 PM

" U ground game that fueled a 4-0 start never got churning."..........the 4-0 start had nothing to do with the gopher ground game, jerry kill's coaching, qb's, as much as the $800,000.00 buyout did. Next year will be more of the same, except Kill will try to improve that season starting record to 5-0 after he pays off one more team to get them off his schedule.

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optimateSep. 28, 13 8:46 PM

We have the best part time coach in the big ten.

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spares78Sep. 28, 13 8:49 PM

Michigan 63 Minnesota 0

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kev5115Sep. 28, 13 8:53 PM

Just like a broken record, year in and year out the same results. When Kill gets fired and another sucker comes here it's going to be the same result. It's called talent. And this years crop ol Jer brought in were ranked dead last. You're never ever gonna be competitive in this conference with the talent that keeps coming here. Maybe the U should seriously think about getting out of the BIG at least in football.

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claymath52Sep. 28, 13 8:55 PM

No bowl game for the goofers!

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warhammerSep. 28, 13 8:56 PM

Again, a small school with elite academic standards manages to hire a top flight coach, recruit good-to-great players, and snares a pretty decent Bowl every season. Would somebody from the Minnesota Athletic Dept. please explain why with more money and lower academic standards, the Gophers haven't fielded a football team the equal of Northwestern's current team since the glory days of the Kennedy administration? Stanford is also better. I dare say Harvard is better. Certainly, Michigan, Michigan St., Ohio St., Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and Illinois have ALL been better than us over the past five decades. Is it institutional corruption? Generational incompetence? I know that there are at least three generations of Gopher fans who have never seen a top-20 football team. This nonsense has just got to stop!

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yathinksoSep. 28, 13 8:57 PM

Brock Nelson was off target most of the day. Consistently throwing behind receivers and then acting as if the receiver was at fault. Of course this was a team loss. Jerry Kill's defense was awful. If this is progress, I assume the Gophers and Kill are on the 15 year plan to get to a .500 Big Ten record.

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yathinksoSep. 28, 13 9:00 PM

No coach with a desire to have a future in the business would come to the Minnesota Gophers. This is why we have misfits as Athletic Director and Head Coach. I mean seriously, did anyone else even want those jobs?

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