Noel’s Power Rankings after Week 9

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–> Follow Noel on Twitter: @n0elthompson Ohio State (7-1) Last Week: Defeated Penn State 33-24  Buckeye freshman running back TreVeyon Henderson ran for 152 yards and a touchdown while the Buckeyes held off Penn State. After Penn State tied it 17-17 in the third quarter, the Buckeyes went on to outscore the Nittany Lions 16-7.  Next […] READ MORE



Assessing the Impact of Minnesota’s Cornerbacks in 2019

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Photo: University of Minnesota  by: Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) Consistent defensive back play is one of the most important aspects of success. In 2019, Minnesota’s secondary proved it could handle difficult challenges. The Gophers have built a depth chart headlined by players with unique physical profiles. Last season, their cornerbacks adequately handled man coverage situations and […] READ MORE


Q&A: Ben Wileman Talks Excitement to Join Gophers Program, Earn Role and More

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Ben Wileman, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior linebacker from Edgerton (WI) High, committed to Minnesota as preferred walk-on last December.   Gopher Hole: First of all, how are you doing during this pandemic situation?    Ben Wileman: I’m doing great. It is definitely a lot different. I think that I would be finishing school up this Wednesday, […] READ MORE


PODCAST: Kendal Shell & Nadine Babu talk about George Floyd, community involvement and much more!

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With Minneapolis in the national spotlight, Nadine Babu brought in St. Louis Native Kendal Shell to discuss the past week in Minneapolis. The two discuss race, Kendal’s personal experience with recent protests and his story from his time at the U of M and MPD.  PODCAST LINK: https://share.transistor.fm/s/b693f3f7  Video clips from the interview can be found […] READ MORE


Indiana DE Austin Booker commits to the Gophers

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The Gophers have received a commitment from Greenwood, Indiana, defensive end Austin Booker. He chose Minnesota over offers from Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, Purdue, Arizona State and others. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound pass rusher is a three-star prospect, according to 24/7 Sports. Booker ranks No. 10 among Indiana recruits, per 24/7 Composite rankings. He posted 67 tackles (14 for […] READ MORE


Former Gophers’ who won the Super Bowl

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The list of former Golden Gophers who won the Super Bowl runs to 17 players with five of those winning on multiple occasions. It’s a pretty extensive list and so today we’re only going to talk about the most recent winner and the five players who won it more than once. But before we get […] READ MORE


Florida offensive tackle Austin Barber commits to the Gophers

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The Gophers have received a commitment from three-star Jacksonville, Florida, offensive tackle Austin Barber. He chose Minnesota over offers from Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, Illinois, Ole Miss and others, according to 24/7 Sports rankings. Barber, a 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive tackle, brings power, physicality and a big frame to the Gophers’ offensive line room. On film, he […] READ MORE


Four-star Chicago offensive tackle Cameron James commits to the Gophers

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The Gophers have received a commitment from Chicago offensive tackle Cameron James. He chose Minnesota over offers from Michigan State, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and others. The 6-foot-8, 280-pound offensive tackle is a four-star recruit, according to 24/7 Sports’ “Top 247” rankings. Within the composite rankings, he earned a three-star rating. James is an offensive tackle with […] READ MORE


GopherHole Podcast: Carly Thibault-DuDonis joins the podcast!

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Just one week into her new role as Associate Head Coach for the Gophers Women’s Basketball team, Carly Thibault-DuDonis joins GopherHole’s Jared Hines to talk about recruiting, her family coaching tree and much more!  Enjoy!  Link to the podcast can be found here!  You can follow Jared on Twitter!   READ MORE