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Week 7 Opponent Links: Minnesota

by Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan)

We've got all you need to know about Minnesota from the Gophers' media.

- Like Northwestern, Minnesota has struggled to find a star at receiver. However, that unit is starting to catch on for the Gophers.

- Northwestern is preparing to face both Minnesota quarterbacks, and that's a good move because the Gophers won't know who they are starting until Saturday morning. However, coach Jerry Kill said the gameplan fits both quarterbacks — MarQueis Gray and Max Shortell — even though they have contrasting styles.

- Minnesota has made the most of its passing game by spreading the ball around to different receivers.

- During the bye week, the Gophers were haunted by their poor defense against Iowa.

- Just like NU is preparing for two Minnesota quarterbacks, the Gophers are preparing for both Wildcat quarterbacks.

- Minnesota will have to deal with the speed of the Northwestern offense. Great quote from Kill: "They had 21 points a year ago before we even blinked."

- Kill said that, if Gray is healthy, Minnesota could use him like Tim Tebow. Really.

- We have a Q&A with Gophers beat writer Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.