Covering Minnesota’s Eric Decker: An Attempt at the Impossible?

Posted by Tim Cary on September-24-2009 Add Comments

If I was coaching against the Minnesota Golden Gophers this fall, my scouting report would be all of three words long.

No color-coded booklet.

No bullet points.

No Xs and Os.

Just three words.


So easy to write, yet (apparently) so impossible to accomplish.

It really doesn't seem like rocket science.  

"See that No. 7 in the gold/white/maroon jersey?  Don't let him catch the ball."

Sure thing, Coach.

On Saturday against California, the Gophers' top target caught eight passes for 119 yards.  That's more receiving yards than the rest of the team had.  Combined.  

Oh, and Decker had two touchdown catches—includin...

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