GI GIF Rewind 1st half: Colorado State

GopherIllustrated takes a look at Minnesota's win over Colorado State 31-24 through GIF's of the plays that mattered in the first half.
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OL Jonah Pirsig at Gophers opening presser

Video from Gopher Illustrated of Gophers tackle Jonah Pirsig at Minnesota's opening press conference.
August 4, 2016

MIG No. 1: Mitch Leidner

The most important player for the Gophers in 2016 is quarterback Mitch Leidner. The fifth-year senior does it all for the Gophers and it will be important for Leidner to put up big numbers, as well as stay healthy and on the field.
July 27, 2016

MIG No. 2: Steven Richardson

For the Gophers to contend for the Big Ten West in 2016 they will need a total team effort to improve their ability to stop the run. The play of defensive tackle Steven Richardson will be important in having success.
July 26, 2016

MIG No. 3: Damarius Travis

Damarius Travis turned all his potential into productivity during his junior season in 2014, then suffered a season ending injury in the opener last year.. Travis is back as a redshirt senior in 2016 and ready to help solidify one of the best defenses in the Big Ten West.
July 25, 2016

MIG No. 4: Jack Lynn

Jack Lynn paid his dues and over the past two seasons has developed into one of Minnesota's team leaders and best players on defense. Lynn is poised to go out in style with a huge senior season for the Golden Gophers.
July 21, 2016

MIG No. 5: Shannon Brooks

Shannon Brooks showed flashes of dominance in 2015 and put up some big numbers in Big Ten games. For Minnesota to be a contender for a trip to Indianapolis in 2016 Brooks will have to avoid the sophomore slump and improve on his consistency.
July 19, 2016

MIG No. 6: Tyler Moore

Bart Miller, the new offensive line coach at Minnesota, has a lot of talent already on campus and more on the way. The first year coach is now in need of someone who is willing to take a leadership role on the field. A top candidate to handle that responsibility is sophomore center Tyler Moore.
July 17, 2016