Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Gophers notes: Attendance for SJSU; Edwards could redshirt; other injury news

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers injuries Updated: September 19, 2013 - 3:49 PM

The Gophers are expecting attendance for Saturday's game against San Jose State to be about 47,500. That includes about 2,000 tickets distributed through the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.

On his weekly radio show (KFAN 100.3-FM), Coach Jerry Kill said it might be in running back Berkley Edwards' best interest to redshirt. Edwards has yet to play this season because of a sprained ankle and still isn't 100 percent.

Kill also indicated running back Donnell Kirkwood would be eased back slowly from his ankle injury. He'll play on special teams against San Jose State, Kill said, but it sounds like Rodrick Williams and David Cobb will get the bulk of the carries.

Kill said defensive end Alex Keith (broken hand) is questionable, and that Nick Rallis (mono) won't be cleared until next week.

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