Big Ten bowl lineup is thin; Gophers 5th qualifier
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By DAVE CAMPBELL
AP Sports Writer
The turnaround at Minnesota has passed a significant milestone. The Gophers are going to a bowl game.
This won't have any bearing on the national championship, but it's still an important achievement. The Gophers will never be able to crack the conference elite if they don't become a middle-of-the-pack team first.
"It's a good thing for our kids. They've gone through a lot of transition," coach Jerry Kill said ...
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