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About Gophers football 2012

  • July 29, 2012 - 9:25 AM
Training camp: Begins Saturday

Season opener: Aug. 30 at UNLV

Home opener: Sept. 8 vs. New Hampshire

Rivalry games: Sept. 29 at Iowa; Oct. 20 at Wisconsin; Nov. 3 vs. Michigan

Returning starters: 16 (offense 7, defense 6, special teams 3)

2011 record: 3-9 (2-6 Big Ten)

2012 projection: Picked last in Legends Division in Big Ten media poll.

Key offensive question: Can Gophers find playmakers among their many young receivers and tailbacks?

Key offensive returnee: QB MarQueis Gray (1,495 passing yards, 966 rushing yards in 2011).

Key defensive question: Will increased speed help Gophers create more than nine turnovers?

Key defensive returnee: CB Troy Stoudermire (3 career interceptions).

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