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 get Sunday to rest and watch film after opening week grind

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gopher coaches, Gophers preseason practice Updated: August 10, 2014 - 9:09 AM

The Gophers coaches saw some things they liked and some things they didn't like during Saturday's scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium.

"We’re into kind of the grind," Jerry Kill said. "They haven’t had a day off [since Aug. 1], and they’ve had school and all that. So we pushed them pretty hard, and I think some kids were tired. [Sunday], we’ll watch film with them and give them and give them some time off."

As Kill noted, his players are busy from about 7 a.m., through 9-10 p.m., throughout these early stages of camp.

They'll be back at practice Monday. Meantime, here's my Sunday story on linebackers De'Vondre Campbell and Damien Wilson. And here's my scrimmage report.

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