I was over on campus for the half hour's worth of practice the Gophers allow us in the media to see and came away with a few things of note:

1. Punter Dan Orseske, fresh off his medical redshirt (remember, he got mono early last season) was absolutely booming the ball during warmups. I mean booming.

2. Here was the first-string offensve line, from left tackle to right tackle: Dom Alford, Chris Bunders, D.J. Burris, Matt Carufel, Jeff Wills.

3. The starting defensive line, on Day 1: Defensive ends Ra'Shede Hageman and D.L. Wilhite with tackles Jewhan Edwards and Brandon Kirksey.

4. Cornerbacks were Michael Carter and Ryan Collado.

5. The linebackers: Mike Rallis on the strong side, Gary Tinsley in the middle, Keanon Cooper on the weak side.


ETC: Shady Salamon is now permanently at safety. It looks like the Gophers might move Hageman inside on some plays. Anthony Jacobs looks to be a DT now.

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