Mason discusses Gopher spring football

Minnesota Gopher football coach Glen Mason held a news conference early Wednesday to discuss the 2004 Golden Gopher spring football season. The Gophers are hoping to build on their 10-win season that ended with a victory over Oregon in the Sun Bowl. Minnesota returns seven starters on offense and six on defense. Mason spoke of the objectives that he hopes to accomplish in this year's spring practice.

You can listen to the complete press conference, by clicking on the link below that was established by the Star Tribune. You'll even hear an intelligent and well-thought out question (sorta) by yours truly.

Defensive Objectives

1. Personnel 

2. Utilize Speed 

3. Be More Physical

4. Evaluate the Defensive Package

5. Cause More Turnovers

6. Get More Quarterback Pressure and Sacks

7. Cut Down on Defensive Pass Interference


Offensive Objectives

1. Develop the Quarterback Position

2. Utilize Talent

3. Take the Run Game to the Next Level

4. Be pretty good at "Gimme" Pass Attack

5. Red-Zone and Goal Line Package

6. Big Plays

7. Premium on Faking and Ballhandling


Kicking Objectives

1. Reorganize the way we teach the kicking game

2. Utilize the Best Talent we can

3. Improve Punting

4. Consistency

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