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Continued: Hartman: Count on an entertaining Vikings offense under Turner

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 7, 2014 - 12:18 AM

Kill likes walk-ons

Gophers football coach Jerry Kill commenting on the walk-ons who were recruited: “Right now we’ve got eight, I don’t consider them walk-ons, I think they’ll be guys that will earn scholarships. I think we proved that last year. We had seven guys that started on our football team that were walk-on players that I put on scholarship, and I just put Pete Mortell on, our punter.

“We’ve got three kickers. Emmit Carpenter, from Green Bay, Wis. Probably the most important guy we’ve recruited is Payton Jordahl, from Perham, Minn. He’s a deep snapper, and he turned down scholarship opportunities to come here, and he’s got a real chance to do some things for us next year. And then Logan McElfresh from Brainerd. You know, Ron Stolski’s kid. Those three kids will help us in the kicking.”


• Sunday will be junior football day at the University of Minnesota, with 150 players who will be high school juniors this fall expected to attend and learn all they want to know about academics and football with the Gophers.

• The University of Minnesota Board of Regents are expected to put a stamp of approval on the agreement for the Vikings to play at TCF Bank Stadium for 2014 and ’15 next week, provided all the factors involved in the move have been agreed on between the team and the school administration.

• The remaining schedule is not in favor of the Gophers men’s basketball team. They will be definite underdogs in road games at Wisconsin, Northwestern, Ohio State and Michigan. And of the remaining home games with Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Penn State, they might not be favorites against Indiana and Iowa.

• Former Gophers defensive players Ra’Shede Hageman and Brock Vereen were invited to the NFL Combine, as were former Cretin-Derham Hall defensive lineman Seantrel Henderson of Miami (Fla.) and former Mounds View tackle Billy Turner from North Dakota State.

• St. Louis senior guard Jordair Jett of St. Paul was named Atlantic 10 Conference player of the week for the second time this season, after averaging 19.5 points in two victories. Jett, a product of now-defunct St. Bernard’s High School, is averaging 12.8 points and 4.8 assists per game for the No. 13 Billikens, who are 21-2 and have a 15-game winning streak. Last month, Jett surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his college career.


Sid Hartman can be heard weekdays on 830-AM at 7:40, 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. and on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

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Texas - WP: N. Martinez 5 FINAL
Miami - LP: N. Eovaldi 4
Seattle - LP: J. Paxton 3 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 4
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 9 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson 5
NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler 8 FINAL
Oakland - LP: J. Samardzija 5
Atlanta - LP: D. Carpenter 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: M. Melancon 3
Houston 5 Bottom 9th Inning
NY Yankees 2
Arizona - LP: E. Marshall 2 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 3
LA Angels 7 Bottom 8th Inning
Boston 3
Detroit - WP: R. Porcello 6 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0
Cincinnati 0 Delayed
St. Louis 5
San Francisco 8 Top 7th Inning
Chicago Cubs 2
Baltimore 4 Bottom 8th Inning
Chicago WSox 3
Cleveland 3 Top 7th Inning
Minnesota 0
Kansas City 2 Bottom 6th Inning
Colorado 1
San Diego 0 Top 2nd Inning
Los Angeles 0
Pittsburgh 8/21/14 6:30 PM
Carolina 8/22/14 6:30 PM
New England
NY Giants 8/22/14 6:30 PM
NY Jets
Jacksonville 8/22/14 6:30 PM
Oakland 8/22/14 7:00 PM
Green Bay
Chicago 8/22/14 9:00 PM
Tampa Bay 8/23/14 3:30 PM
Tennessee 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Dallas 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Washington 8/23/14 6:30 PM
New Orleans 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Minnesota 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Kansas City
St. Louis 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Houston 8/23/14 8:00 PM
San Diego 8/24/14 3:00 PM
San Francisco
Cincinnati 8/24/14 7:00 PM
Los Angeles 2 2nd Half 34:00
Colorado 3
San Jose 0 1st Half 35:00
Seattle 0
Montreal 8/22/14 7:30 PM
Toronto 8/23/14 3:00 PM
Calgary 8/24/14 2:00 PM
Saskatchewan 8/24/14 6:00 PM
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon




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