Saturday’s game between Penn State and Minnesota will be somewhat of a homecoming for Nittany Lions offensive line coach Matt Limegrover. He’ll be back inside TCF Bank Stadium, a place he spent five years of his career with head coach Jerry Kill.
Limegrover, who has been on James Franklin’s staff at Penn States since 2016, has been a big reason why the Nittany Lions’ offense has been so potent over the last four seasons. It’s no coincidence that, since his arrival in Happy Valley, the PSU offensive line has been playing much better than it had in the previous years under Franklin.
This week, Limegrover met with the media to talk about Saturday’s battle of B1G unbeatens. The offensive line coach, who was at Minnesota from 2011-15, had some complimentary things to say about the Gophers.
“It’s a confident team we’re going to play,” Limegrover said of Minnesota, according to Audrey Snyder of The Athletic. “I think they really believe they can go beat anybody in the country.”
Matt Limegrover, who previously coached at Minnesota, on a call this AM: "It's a confident team we're going to play. … I think they really believe they can go beat anybody in the country."
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) November 7, 2019
So far, that’s exactly what Minnesota has done. While the Gophers don’t have that marquee victory on the schedule, they sit at 8-0 with a 5-0 record in B1G play. Penn State has also defeated everyone on the schedule, though wins over Michigan, Iowa and Pitt give the Nittany Lions a little more credibility.
There are plenty of B1G implications and College Football Playoff storylines at stake, too. It should make for an interesting matchup in Minneapolis.