Gophers linebacker Cody Poock was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, with his ankle injury healed. Second-string tackle Chad Fahning was back from his ankle injury, and tight end Brandon Lingen (shoulder) continues to look like he's one step from being full-go again.

But there were a long list of players in orange non-participation jerseys, including these projected starters: DE Gaelin Elmore, S Damarius Travis and WR Eric Carter.

Other notables in orange included: WR Melvin Holland Jr., WR Adam Mayer, RB James Johannesson, TE Colton Beebe, TE Duke Anyanwu, TE Nick Hart, T Nick Connelly, LB Carter Coughlin and CB Coney Durr.

The Gophers allowed media access for the first 20 minutes of practice, which was more than usual for this time of camp, but didn't involve much beyond individual drills.

Running back report

After writing about RB Kobe McCrary's breakout performance in Saturday's scrimmage, I received questions about the other running backs. The Gophers gave Rodney Smith a breather, knowing what he can do.

James Johannesson, a standout from the spring game, had five carries for 21 yards Saturday, and Jonathan Femi-Cole had four carries for 10 yards.

If I'm not mistaken, almost all of that work came behind the second-string offensive line, so it's all relative. The first-string O-line had a great day opening up holes for McCrary, and that second group is so young, the holes just weren't as big for Johannesson and Femi-Cole.

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