Was scanning through ESPN and found Mr. Kiper talking about Saturday's game with Syracuse. In his preview he says the Traye Simmons/Mike Williams matchup will be a key to the game. That could be true, but I belive Marcus Sherels will get his shots at the Syracuse receiver as well.
Kiper also says Gophers receiver Eric Decker has a chance to be a first- or second-round draft choice. A quick look at the Gophers media guide tells me that, should Decker be a first-round pick, he'd be the first Gophers wide receiver taken in the first round since Bud Grant in 1950.
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.
As unbeaten Central Florida showed last year, it looks impossible for a team from the 'Group of Five' conferences to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. But there are some candidates who'll give it a try this fall.