Jerry Kill, Gophers football leaning towards playing a 'real' spring game

Last year the Minnesota Gophers football team held a scrimmage, offense vs. defense, to close spring practices. This year head coach Jerry Kill is planning a real game. U of M athletic director Joel Maturi says Kill believes a "game-like atmosphere" is "best for his program and best for the fans." Spring practices begin Thursday.
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Last year the Minnesota Gophers football team held a scrimmage, offense vs. defense, to close spring practices. This year head coach Jerry Kill is planning a real game. U of M athletic director Joel Maturi says Kill believes a "game-like atmosphere" is "best for his program and best for the fans." Spring practices begin Thursday.

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