"It was pretty interesting," he said of the scrimmage. "They definitely have some ups and downs, but the best part was the intensity level. At least that's always there with Coach Kill out there."
Nelson has had plenty of opportunities to visit the Gophers during practice and what he saw in the offense on Saturday was not a surprise to him.
"You could tell the offense wasn't showing much, and even when I talked to Coach Zebrowski after the game, he admitted they kept it pretty vanilla," he said.
One of the highlights of scrimmage was the 1000-plus people in attendance.
"Yeah," said Nelson when asked if he was impressed with the turnout. "Especially since the staff told me they didn't really promote it, so they weren't really expecting that many people at all, which is a good thing that the fans are excited about this new team."