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Pioneer Press photo by Sherri LaRose-Chiglo Minnesota Gophers defensive back Derrick Wells celebrates his interception during the team’s football scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Aug. 9.

College Football: Gophers secondary has talent, depth but seeks respect


Two years ago, University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill signed a recruiting class filled with defensive backs.

Seven, to be exact.

Kill was desperate to fill what he considered the biggest hole in his lineup. Six of those players saw game action their first season, in 2012, and the one that didn’t was moved to linebacker.

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