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ANDREW LAWRENCE
August 21, 2012
Don't be too alarmed by Minnesota's recent dip: Better passing and a shuffled defense have set up the pieces for success
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August 21, 2012

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Don't be too alarmed by Minnesota's recent dip: Better passing and a shuffled defense have set up the pieces for success

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TELLING NUMBER

3,102 CAREER KICKOFF RETURN YARDS FOR SENIOR TROY STOUDERMIRE, THE MOST OF ANY PLAYER IN BIG TEN HISTORY.

KEY RETURNEES

LT ED OLSON JUNIOR

The 6' 7" Goliath—whose father, Ed Sr., was a three-time Gophers letter winner—has the makings of a premier people mover. Off-season increases in heft (to 305 pounds) and flexibility have him on his way.

LB MIKE RALLIS SENIOR

The 6' 2" 245-pounder was banged up for most of last season, but his 83 tackles are the most of any returnee. Now healthy and five pounds heavier, he'll bring even more pain to opponents.

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