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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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.
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