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Nov 19, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Rodney Smith (1) points to the stands prior to the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Laurence Maroney and Marion Barber dominated defenses in the mid-2000s while at Minnesota. Could current Gophers Rodney Smith and Shannon Brooks be an even better tandem?
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P.J. Fleck will get to use his signature catchphrase after all.
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A former Gopher will continue his football career elsewhere.
Nov 5, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view at TCF Bank Stadium with a fly over before a game between Purdue Boilermakers and Minnesota Golden Gophers. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
One of the four players suspended by Minnesota is transferring to junior college.
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The Gophers got a few players back for 2017.
Sep 1, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of a cheerleader megaphone at TCF Bank Stadium before a game between the Oregon State Beavers and Minnesota Golden Gophers. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota is preparing to hear the appeals of ten suspended football players.
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Minnesota's defensive leader has a new home.
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The new Gophers coach got a talented recruit to give his verbal pledge to Minnesota.
Nov 5, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of a Minnesota Golden Gophers helmet being rested on the turf before a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Kirk Ciarrocca helped turn WMU's offense into one of the best in the country.
Sep 24, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Shannon Brooks (23) celebrates after scoring a touchdown with wide receiver Brian Smith (26) and quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) in the second half against the Colorado State Rams  at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota ended 2016 with its best record in 13 seasons.
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The Gophers reportedly have their new defensive leader.
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The Gophers lost one of their veteran offensive linemen.
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The new Gophers coach got involved in the act.
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P.J. Fleck is already off to a big start in the Twin Cities.
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The Minnesota coach delivered a passionate intro to Gopher football.
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P.J. Fleck could have to find a new catchphrase.
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The Gophers finally showed that they knew what they were doing with hiring P.J. Fleck.
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Minnesota landed the 36-year-old Western Michigan coach.
Sep 24, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore (87) recovers a fumble from Colorado State Rams quarterback Collin Hill (not pictured) in the first half at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
One Gopher is giving plenty of details behind the players' decision to boycott.
Jul 14, 2016; Hoover, AL, USA; LSU head coach Les Miles speaks to media during SEC media day at Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
The former LSU head coach appears to be on the short list of candidates for the Minnesota job.