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KNOW THIS

Not that this was really in doubt, but by trading Matt Cassel to the Bills on Wednesday, the Vikings — who don't figure to find a better backup than Cassel — showed their supreme faith in young QB Teddy Bridgewater.

WATCH THIS

Rivalry games against Wisconsin are already appointment viewing, but by beating Michigan State on the road the Gophers also ensured tonight's game has potential NCAA tourney implications. 6 p.m., ESPN.

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"My guess is that Norv is pushing to bring Brian Hoyer in as the backup. he knows the system and played well in Turner's system in Cleveland when the two were together there."

StatGuru commenting on startribune.com.

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"I'm feeling generous today so please tweet me back in the next 10 minutes with your favorite dish and dinner is on me!"

— Ex-Gophers football coach Glen Mason.

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