Randy Johnson Strib notes:
With Ibrahim off to the pro ranks, the Gophers have big shoes to fill at running back. During Tuesday's practice, Western Michigan transfer Sean Tyler
and true freshman Darius Taylor
of Walled Lake, Mich., were running with the first-team offense. Taylor was slowed late in practice, and Fleck said he was banged up but should be fine.
"Darius has been able to get in there and do some good things," Fleck said. "It's just that he's got to learn. There's so much to learn so quickly. … But boy, he really is athletic."
The standout safety's hit on receiver Daniel Jackson prompted his coach to stop practice and talk about borderline plays. Here's what the coach said, and how Nubin reacted.