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Rebuilding Gophers will take longer than Kill thought

The Golden Gophers football team is getting set to host Nebraska this Saturday, but all eyes seem to be on the future. Brighter days for the struggling program might be on the way, but head coach Jerry Kill says rebuilding the team will take longer than he thought.
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The Golden Gophers football team is getting set to host Nebraska this Saturday, but all eyes seem to be on the future. Brighter days for the struggling program might be on the way, but head coach Jerry Kill says rebuilding the team will take longer than he thought.

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