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Minnesota Golden Gophers football
2014 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
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First season 1882
Athletic director Norwood Teague
Head coach Jerry Kill
4th year, 23–22 (.511)
Home stadium TCF Bank Stadium
Year built 2009
Stadium capacity 52,525
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Minneapolis, MN
League NCAA Division I FBS
Conference Big Ten
Division West
All-time record 660–493–44 (.570)
Postseason bowl record 5–11 (.313)
Claimed national titles 7
Conference titles 18
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 1
Consensus All-Americans 33
Colors

Maroon and Gold

          
Fight song Minnesota Rouser
Mascot Goldy Gopher
Marching band Minnesota Marching Band
Outfitter Nike
Rivals Iowa Hawkeyes
Wisconsin Badgers
Michigan Wolverines
Penn State Nittany Lions
Website gophersports.com

The Minnesota Golden Gophers football program represents the University of Minnesota in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level. Founded in 1882, the program is one of the oldest in college football. Minnesota has been a member of the Big Ten Conference since its inception in 1896 as the Western Conference. The Golden Gophers claim seven national championships: 1904, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, and 1960.[1] Since 2009, the Gophers have played all their home games at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2] The team's current head coach is Jerry Kill, who has held the post since the 2011 season.

History[edit]

The Minnesota Golden Gophers college football team played its first game on September 29, 1882, a 4–0 victory over Hamline University. Eight years later in 1890, the Gophers played host to Wisconsin in a 63–0 victory. With the exception of 1906, the Gophers and Badgers have played each other every year since then. The 123 games played against each other is the most played rivalry in Division I-A college football.

Glory years[edit]

The Gophers enjoyed quite a bit of success in the early 20th century, posting winning records from 1900 - 1919. Head coach Henry L. Williams developed the "Minnesota shift", a predecessor to later quick line shifts, which was adopted widely.[3] Also Henry L. Williams led Minnesota to one of the NCAA's longest unbeaten streaks of 35 games, from 1903 to 1905 with 34 wins and 1 tie.[4] In 1932, Bernie Bierman became the Gopher head coach and led the Gophers to their first dynasty. From 1934 to 1936 the Gophers went on a run of winning three straight National Championships, the last Division I team to accomplish this feat. During the run, Minnesota went unbeaten in 28 straight games, 21 of which were consecutive victories. The school record for consecutive victories is 24, which spanned 3 seasons from 1903 to 1905. The Gophers also won two more national championships in 1940 and 1941. Those two seasons comprised most of an 18-game winning streak that stretched from 1939 to 1942.

Amir Pinnix celebrates a touchdown with D.J. Burris on September 1, 2007.

After some mediocre seasons throughout the remainder of the 1940s and 1950s, the Gophers rose back to prominence in 1960 with their seventh national championship (because polling ended after the regular season, the Gophers were crowned AP and UPI national champions despite losing the Rose Bowl to Washington). That national championship followed a 1-8 record in 1958 and 2-7 record in 1959. Minnesota played in bowl games the two following years as well, in 1961 and 1962. The Gophers earned their first berth in the Rose Bowl by winning the 1960 Big Ten title. The following year, Minnesota returned to Pasadena despite a second-place finish in the conference. The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Big Ten champions in 1961, declined an invitation to the Rose Bowl because of tension between academics and athletics at the school. Minnesota beat UCLA 21-3 to claim its first and only Rose Bowl victory. This game also marked the Gophers last appearance in a New Year's Day bowl game. Minnesota's last Big Ten title was in 1967, tying the Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers atop the standings.

Recent history[edit]

After their 8–2 record in 1967, the Gophers would not win 8 games in a season again until they went 8–4 in 1999.[5] Their 10–3 record in 2003 gave the Gophers their first 10 win season since 1905.

The 2006 team had the dubious distinction of blowing a 38–7 third-quarter lead in the Insight Bowl against Texas Tech, losing 44-41 in overtime. The collapse, which was the biggest in the history of Division I-A postseason football, directly led to the firing of head coach Glen Mason. On January 17, 2007, Tim Brewster was officially announced as the next head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers.[6]

In 1981, the Gophers played their last game in Memorial Stadium and played their home games in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome until 2008. The Gophers moved back to campus with a 20-13 win against Air Force on September 12, 2009, when their new home, TCF Bank Stadium, opened.

In 2010, after a 1-6 record to start the season, the Gophers football head coach Tim Brewster was fired. Jeff Horton served as the interim head coach going 2-3. On December 6, 2010, Jerry Kill, former Northern Illinois University head coach, was hired to take over the University of Minnesota football program.[7]

The 91st battle for the Little Brown Jug between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Michigan Wolverines in the Metrodome.

All-time record vs. Big Ten opponents[edit]

This is the Gophers football record against current Big Ten Conference opponents.

School Total Games W L T Pct. PF PA First Year Last Year Streak
Illinois 66 35 28 3 .553 1251 1099 1898 2012 Won 3
Indiana 67 38 26 3 .590 1430 1129 1906 2013 Won 2
Iowa 107 61 44 2 .579 2388 1816 1891 2013 Lost 2
Maryland 1 0 1 0 .000 7 17 1977 1977 Lost 1
Michigan 100 25 73 3 .262 1160 2392 1892 2014 Won 1
Michigan State 46 17 29 0 .370 832 1132 1950 2013 Lost 4
Nebraska 54 30 22 2 .574 879 940 1900 2013 Won 1
Northwestern 89 51 33 5 .601 1946 1511 1892 2013 Won 1
Ohio State 50 7 43 0 .140 637 1537 1921 2010 Lost 8
Penn State 13 5 3 0 .654 226 332 1993 2013 Won 1
Purdue 69 34 32 3 .514 1423 1368 1894 2012 Won 1
Rutgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 2016 2016 N/A
Wisconsin 123 59 56 8 .512 2107 2060 1890 2013 Lost 10
13 Opponents 785 361 395 29 .478 14,155 15,225 1890 2013 118 Seasons

The University of Chicago was a Big Ten Conference member from 1896-1946.

School Total Games W L T Pct. PF PA First Year Last Year
Chicago 18 12 5 1 .694 303 144 1895 1934


Championships[edit]

National championships[edit]

The NCAA itself does not award a championship for Division I-A/FBS football. A number of different organizations and publications designate a national champion. The following are the national championships that Minnesota recognizes.

Season Coach Selectors Record Bowl
1904 Henry L. Williams Billingsley 13-0
1934 Bernie Bierman Billingsley, Boand, Dickinson, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation 8-0
1935 Bernie Bierman Billingsley, Boand, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling 8-0
1936 Bernie Bierman AP, Billingsley, Dickinson, Dunkel, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling 7-1
1940 Bernie Bierman AP, Berryman, Billingsley, Boand, DeVold, Dickinson, Football Research, Houlgate, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation 8-0
1941 Bernie Bierman AP, Billingsley, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling 8-0
1960 Murray Warmath AP, FB News, NFF, UPI 8-2 Lost Rose Bowl
National Championships 7

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Conference championships[edit]

Minnesota was a member of the short-lived Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest in 1892 and 1893 and won the conference title both seasons.

Season Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1892 No coach 5-0-0 3-0-0
1893 Wallie Winter 6-0-0 3-0-0
Conference Titles 2

Minnesota joined the Big Ten (originally known as the Western Conference) as charter members in 1896.

Season Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1900† Henry L. Williams 10-0-2 3-0-1
1903† Henry L. Williams 14-0-1 3-0-1
1904† Henry L. Williams 13-0 3-0
1906† Henry L. Williams 4-1 2-0
1909 Henry L. Williams 6-1 3-0
1910† Henry L. Williams 6-1 2-0
1911 Henry L. Williams 6-0-1 3-0-1
1915† Henry L. Williams 6-0-1 3-0-1
1927† Dr. Clarence Spears 6-0-2 3-0-1
1933† Bernie Bierman 4-0-4 2-0-4
1934 Bernie Bierman 8-0 5-0
1935† Bernie Bierman 8-0 5-0
1937 Bernie Bierman 6-2 5-0
1938 Bernie Bierman 6-2 4-1
1940 Bernie Bierman 8-0 6-0
1941 Bernie Bierman 8-0 5-0
1960† Murray Warmath 8-2 6-1
1967† Murray Warmath 8-2 6-1
Conference Titles 18
† Denotes co-champions

Current staff[edit]

Name Position
Jerry Kill Head Coach
Bill Miller Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach
Tracy Claeys Defensive Coordinator
Matt Limegrover Offensive Coordinator
Jay Sawvel Special Teams Coordinator
Brian Anderson Running Backs Coach
Jeff Phelps Defensive Line Coach
Pat Poore Wide Receivers Coach
Rob Reeves H-Backs&Tight Ends Coach
Jim Zebrowski Quarterbacks Coach
Mike Sherels Linebackers Coach

Facilities[edit]

TCF Bank Stadium[edit]

TCF Bank Stadium is the football stadium for the Minnesota Golden Gophers college football team at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 50,805-seat on-campus "horseshoe" style stadium is designed to support future expansion to seat up to 80,000 people, and cost $288.5 million to build.

Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex[edit]

The complex is a state-of-the-art facility housing the team administrative offices, team locker room, team meeting rooms, equipment room, training room, and players’ lounges.

Former venues[edit]

Gopher football inside the Metrodome

Gopher football attendance at the Metrodome[edit]

Year Total Games Season highest Average
1982 353,388 6 Iowa (63,872) 58,898
1983 243,674 5 Wisconsin (62,689) 48,735
1984 310,745 6 Iowa (63,479) 51,791
1985 426,989 7 Wisconsin (64,571) 60,985
1986 335,150 6 Iowa (65,018) 55,848
1987 371,919 7 Wisconsin (62,412) 53,131
1988 312,656 7 Iowa (63,894) 44,665
1989 237,642 6 Nebraska (58,368) 39,607
1990 243,511 6 Iowa (64,694) 40,585
1991 218,219 6 San Jose State (47,914) 36,369
1992 227,445 6 Iowa (57,368) 37,908
1993 239,973 6 Wisconsin (64,798) 39,996
1994 253,851 6 Iowa (53,340) 42,309
1995 291,443 6 Wisconsin (64,016) 48,574
1996 261,113 6 Iowa (53,349) 43,519
1997 269,385 6 Wisconsin (57,563) 44,898
1998 249,854 6 Iowa (50,640) 41,642
1999 318,086 7 Wisconsin (63,108) 45,441
2000 284,112 6 Northwestern (59,004) 47,352
2001 260,912 6 Wisconsin (55,890) 43,485
2002 292,492 7 Iowa (65,184) 41,785
2003 309,038 7 Michigan (62,374) 44,148
2004 285,438 6 Iowa (64,719) 47,573
2005 294,147 6 Wisconsin (65,089) 49,024
2006 313,239 6 Iowa (64,140) 52,206
2007 362,538 7 North Dakota State (63,088) 51,791
2008 342,705 7 Iowa (64,071) 48,958

All-time records[edit]

All-time coaching records[edit]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1882 No coach 1 1–1 .500
1883 Thomas Peebles 1 1–2 .333
1884–1885 No games played 2 0–0 .000
1886–1888 Frederick S. Jones 3 3–3 .500
1889 Al McCord, D. W. McCord, Frank Heffelfinger, Billy Morse 1 3–1 .750
1890 Tom Eck 1 5–1–1 .833
1891 Edward Moulton 1 3–1–1 .750
1892 No coach 1 5–0 1.000
1893 "Wallie" Winter 1 6–0 1.000
1894 Tom Cochrane Jr. 1 3–1 .750
1895 William Heffelfinger 1 7–3 .700
1896–1897 Alexander Jerrems 2 12–6 .667
1898 Jack Minds 1 4–5 .444
1899 John Harrison, William C. Leary 1 6–3–2 .682
1900–1921 Henry L. Williams 22 136–33–11 .786
1922–1924 William H. Spaulding 3 11–7–4 .611
1925–1929 Clarence Spears 5 28–9–3 .757
1930–1931 Fritz Crisler 2 10–7–1 .558
1932–1941, 1945–1950 Bernie Bierman 16 93–35–6 .727
1942–1944 George Hauser 3 15–11–1 .577
1951–1953 Wes Fesler 3 10–13–4 .435
1954–1971 Murray Warmath 18 87–78–7 .526
1972–1978 Cal Stoll 7 39–39 .500
1979–1983 Joe Salem 5 19–35–1 .352
1984–1985 Lou Holtz 2 10–12 .455
1986–1991 John Gutekunst 6 29–36–2 .441
1992–1996 Jim Wacker 5 16–39 .291
1997–2006 Glen Mason 10 64–57 .535
2007–2010 Tim Brewster 4 15–30 .333
2010 Jeff Horton 1 2–3 .400
2011–present Jerry Kill 3 17–18 .486
Totals 31 coaches 130 seasons 660–490–44[10] .571

Bowl games[edit]

Year and Bowl Winning team Losing team
1961 Rose Bowl Washington 17 Minnesota 7
1962 Rose Bowl Minnesota 21 UCLA 3
1977 Hall of Fame Classic Maryland 17 Minnesota 7
1985 Independence Bowl Minnesota 20 Clemson 13
1986 Liberty Bowl Tennessee 21 Minnesota 14
1999 Sun Bowl Oregon 24 Minnesota 20
2000 MicronPC.com Bowl North Carolina State 38 Minnesota 30
2002 Music City Bowl Minnesota 29 Arkansas 14
2003 Sun Bowl Minnesota 31 Oregon 30
2004 Music City Bowl Minnesota 20 Alabama 16
2005 Music City Bowl Virginia 34 Minnesota 31
2006 Insight Bowl Texas Tech 44 Minnesota 41 (OT)
2008 Insight Bowl Kansas 42 Minnesota 21
2009 Insight Bowl Iowa State 14 Minnesota 13
2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Texas Tech 34 Minnesota 31
2013 Texas Bowl Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17
16 Bowl Games 5 Wins 11 Losses

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Note: From 1918–1945, the Big Ten did not allow its teams to participate in bowls. From 1946–1974, only the conference champion was allowed to attend a bowl.

Rivalries / trophy games[edit]

Individual award winners[edit]

National[edit]

Big Ten Conference[edit]

College Football Hall of Famers[edit]

Inductee Position(s) Class Year(s)
Bert Baston End 1954 1914–1916
Bobby Bell Tackle 1991 1960–1962
Bernie Bierman Head Coach 1955 1932-1941
1945-1950
Tom Brown Guard 2003 1958–1960
Fritz Crisler Head Coach 1954 1930–1931
Carl Eller Tackle 2006 1959–1962
George Franck Halfback 2002 1938–1940
Paul Giel Halfback 1975 1951–1953
Lou Holtz Head Coach 2008 1984–1985
Herb Joesting Fullback 1958 1925–1927
Pug Lund Halfback 1958 1932–1934
Bobby Marshall End 1971 1904–1906
John McGovern Quarterback 1966 1908–1910
Bronko Nagurski Tackle
Fullback
1951 1927–1929
Leo Nomellini Tackle
Guard
1977 1946–1949
Eddie Rogers End 1968 1900–1903
Bruce Smith Halfback 1972 1939–1941
Sandy Stephens Quarterback 2011 1959–1961
Clayton Tonnemaker Center 1980 1946–1949
Ed Widseth Tackle 1954 1934–1936
Dick Wildung Tackle 1957 1940–1942
Henry L. Williams Head Coach 1951 1900–1921

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Pro Football Hall of Famers[edit]

Inductee Position(s) Class Team(s), Years
Bobby Bell Defensive End
Linebacker
1983 Kansas City Chiefs, 1963–1974
Carl Eller Defensive End 2004 Minnesota Vikings, 1964-1978
Seattle Seahawks, 1979
Bud Grant Head Coach 1994 Minnesota Vikings, 1967–1983, 1985
Bronko Nagurski Fullback 1963 Chicago Bears 1930-1937, 1943
Leo Nomellini Defensive Tackle 1969 San Francisco 49ers 1950-1963
Charlie Sanders Tight End 2007 Detroit Lions 1968-1977

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Canadian Football Hall of Fame[edit]

Inductee Position(s) Class Team(s), Years
Tom Brown Defensive Lineman 1984 BC Lions, 1961–1967
Bud Grant End
Head Coach
1983 Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 1953–1966

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Current professional players[edit]

NFL[edit]

Golden Gophers in the NFL
NFL Draft selections
Total selected: 333[36]
1st Round: 17[36]
NFL achievements
Total Players: 215[37]
Hall of Famers: 6[34]
Player Position(s) Draft Class Team
Eric Decker Wide Receiver 2010 New York Jets
MarQueis Gray Tight End Undrafted in 2013 Minnesota Vikings
Ra'Shede Hageman Defensive Tackle 2014 Atlanta Falcons
Marcus Sherels Cornerback Undrafted in 2010 Minnesota Vikings
Matt Spaeth Tight End 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers
Brock Vereen Safety 2014 Chicago Bears

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CFL[edit]

Season awards[edit]

Bronko Nagurski Bruce Smith Carl Eller Bobby Bell Butch Nash Paul Giel Neil Fredenburg Practice Squad Tony Dungy
Year Team MVP Outstanding
Offense
Outstanding
Defense
Outstanding
Special Teams
Competitive on
Classroom/Field
Unselfishness Love of
the Game
Offensive Defensive Character and
Community Service
1930 Clarence Munn
1931 Clarence Munn
1932 Roy Oen
1933 Francis "Pug" Lund
1934 Francis "Pug" Lund
1935 Vernal "Babe" LeVoir
1936 Ed Widseth
1937 Rudy Gmitro
1938 Larry Buhler
1939 Harold Van Every
1940 Bob Paffrath
1941 Bob Sweiger
1942 Dick Wildung
1943 Paul Mitchell
1944 John Lundquist
1945 Bob Fitch
1946 Billy Bye
1947 Larry Olsonoski
1948 Everette Faunce
1949 Bud Grant
1950 Wayne Robinson
1951 Ron Engel
1952 Paul Giel
1953 Paul Giel
1954 Bob McNamara
1955 Don Swanson
1956 Bobby Cox
1957 Dick Larson
1958 Everette Gerths
1959 Tom Moe
1960 Tom Brown
1961 Sandy Stephens
1962 Bobby Bell
1963 Carl Eller
1964 Joe Pung
1965 John Hankinson
1966 Tim Wheeler
1967 Tom Sakal
1968 Wayne King
1969 Ray Parson
1970 Jeff Wright
1971 Tom Chandler
1972 John King
1973 Matt Herkenhoff
Steve Neils
1974 Ollie Bakken
1975 Tony Dungy
1976 Tony Dungy
1977 Steve Midboe
1978 Marion Barber Jr.
1979 Mark Carlson Elmer Bailey Keith Edwards
1980 Marion Barber Jr. Garry White Jeff Schuh
1981 Mike Hohensee Chester Cooper Randy Rasmussen
1982 Mike Horensee Jim Fahnhorst Karl Mecklenburg
1983 Randy Rasmussen Jay Carroll Peter Najarian
1984 Rickey Foggie Mark Vondehaar Peter Najarian Larry Joyner John Kelly Dwayne McMullen
1985 Rickey Foggie Ray Hitchcock Peter Najarian Chip Lohmiller Andy Hare David Puk
1986 Darrell Thompson Darrell Thompson Mark Dusbabek Chip Lohmiller Anthony Burke Norries Wilson
1987 Rickey Foggie Darrell Thompson Jon Leverenz Chip Lohmiller Brian Bonner Dan Rechtin
1988 Chris Gaiters Chris Gaiters Joel Brown Brent Herbel Ross Ukkelberg Pat Hart
1989 Darrell Thompson Darrell Thompson Eddie Miles Brent Berglund Dan Liimatta Jon Melander
1990 Mike Sunvold Marquel Fleetwood Mike Sunvold Kenneth Sebree Frank Jackson Jim King
1991 Sean Lumpkin Patt Evans Sean Lumpkin Ken McClintock Joel Staats Scott Schaffner
1992 Keith Ballard Antonio Carter Dennis Cappella Jon Lewis Russ Heath Ken McClintock
1993 Omar Douglas Omar Douglas Andrew Veit Scott Williams Omar Douglas Antonio Carter
1994 Chris Darkins Chris Darkins Craig Sauer Rishon Early Justin Conzemius Ed Hawthorne
1995 Craig Sauer Cory Sauter Craig Sauer Mike Chalberg Justin Conzemius Chris Darkins
1996 Ryan Thelwell
Gann Brooks
Tutu Atwell Parc Williams Rishon Early Cory Sauter Jerome Davis
1997 Lamanzer Williams Tutu Atwell Lamanzer Williams Tutu Atwell Parc Williams Cory Sauter Michael Mullen Curtese Poole
1998 Tyrone Carter Luke Leverson Tyrone Carter Adam Bailey Parc Williams Troy Duerr Scooter Baugus Karon Riley
1999 Tyrone Carter Thomas Hamner Tyrone Carter Dan Nystrom Ben Mezera Ben Hamilton Sean Hoffman Ben Utecht DaVonta Bell
2000 Ben Hamilton
Ron Johnson
Ron Johnson Karon Riley Preston Gruening Ben Hamilton Justin Hall Sean Hoffman Clarence Woods Darrell Reid
2001 Ron Johnson Ron Johnson
Tellis Redmon
Jack Brewer Marion Barber III Derek Burns Jack Brewer Steve Murray Jerry Macken Charlton Keith
2002 Jermaine Mays Terry Jackson II Eli Ward Jermaine Mays Dan Kwapinski Jeremiah Carter Jeremiah Carter Zack Kartak Eric Clark
Pat McCarthy
Eric Washington
2003 Asad Abdul-Khaliq Asad Abdul-Khaliq Eli Ward Rhys Lloyd Greg Eslinger Joe Quinn Dan Kwapinski Kevin Salmen John Shevlin
2004 Marion Barber III
Laurence Maroney
Marion Barber III Darrell Reid John Shevlin Mark Setterstrom Dominique Sims Jakari Wallace Tommy Jacobs Seth Thompson
2005 Greg Eslinger
Laurence Maroney
Greg Eslinger John Pawielski Jakari Wallace Greg Eslinger Mark Setterstrom Matt Spaeth Joe Swanson Brody Grandas
2006 Matt Spaeth Logan Payne Mike Sherels Tom Hennessey Dominic Jones Dom Barber Mike Sherels Matt Krueger Mike Hart
2007 Dom Barber Eric Decker Dom Barber Justin Kucek
Nathan Triplett
John Shevlin
Steve Shidell
Todd Meisel
Tony Brinkhaus
Mike Sherels
Justin Valentine
Kyle Moore Andre Tate’ Amir Pinnix
2008 Willie VanDeSteeg Adam Weber
Eric Decker
Lee Campbell
Garret Brown
Nathan Triplett Jeff Tow-Arnett
Marcus Sherels
Tony Mortensen
Eric Small
Jack Simmons
Kyle Therel
Matt Carufel Kim Royston Deon Hightower
2009 Eric Decker Eric Decker Lee Campbell Jon Hoese Jon Hoese
Garrett Brown
Adam Weber
Ryan Collado
Eric Small
Lee Campbell
Nick Tow-Arnett
Ed Olson Aaron Hill Eric Decker
2010 Adam Weber Da'Jon Mcknight
MarQueis Gray
Gary Tinsley Troy Stoudermire D.J. Burris
Ryan Collado
Duane Bennett Jon Hoese
Anthony Jacobs
Lamonte Edwards Cameron Botticelli R.J. Buckner
2011 MarQuies Gray MarQuies Gray Kim Royston Jordan Wettstein Aaron Hill Adam Lueck Duane Bennett Cole Banham Jephte Matilus Brandon Kirksey

Other notable coaches and players[edit]

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
vs TCU vs Oregon State vs Buffalo vs South Dakota State at Colorado vs Colorado
at Colorado State vs Indiana State at Oregon State vs Miami (OH)
vs Kent State vs Colorado State vs Middle Tennessee
vs Ohio

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