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MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS
Ryan Hunt
August 13, 2010
Take an inexperienced defense. Add a hellacious schedule. Pour into the pressure cooker of a new stadium. A recipe for disaster...or an opportunity?
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August 13, 2010

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Take an inexperienced defense. Add a hellacious schedule. Pour into the pressure cooker of a new stadium. A recipe for disaster...or an opportunity?

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LB MIKE RALLIS SOPHOMORE

A bit of déjà vu could do the trick

This spring the 6' 2", 210-pound Rallis switched from safety to linebacker—the position that he played in high school—and quickly locked up the starting spot on the strong side with a standout performance. Minnesota lost all three of its starting linebackers, so Rallis's smooth transition could be a major boost to an inexperienced Gophers defense.

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LT JIMMY GJERE FRESHMAN

Keeping him in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Minnesota was able to persuade this 6' 7" 300-pounder from New Brighton, Minn., to stay in-state. The four-star recruit was one of the team's earliest 2010 commitments, and his large wingspan should provide good pass protection in years to come.

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