All that promise at the start of the season seems to amount to nothing. The Gophers are going into the homecoming game against Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium after three consecutive losses to Big Ten opponents. It was pretty hard watching them play in Camp Randall.
The defense did not live up to expectations and the Wisconsin running backs embarrassed them by the number of times they were in the end zone without much difficulty.
The question of starting QB Philip Nelson?
This season is pretty much all and done with for the Gophers with the only hope hanging in the balance being a meaningless bowl game. Was it the right thing to use Nelson instead of red-shirting him?
He had a great game throwing for a 150 yards and two touchdowns. Coach Kill is definitely looking at prepping the Gophers for next season. MarQueis Gray is really a wide receiver prospect in the NFL and going forward this is the position he will play for the Gophers in the hope of an NFL contract.
Looking forward to tailgates next season
It’s been tough being a Minnesota football fan. The Gophers still have a chance to salvage this season and their pride by getting a much needed victory against the Boilermakers (who are pretty much on the same boat) at home.
I was hoping that the 2012 Golden Gopher Football Banquet will celebrate progress that the football program desperately needs, but if the Gophers don't turn their fortunes around we could be in for a familiar sight at the annual banquet.