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Changes vs. Opportunities

Laurence Maroney

The Gophers are losing one of their best and most experienced players to the NFL, but they have a couple of stars waiting to emerge. We look at those, plus the coaching changes and the potential for another Michigan showdown.

The Gophers are truly explosive on the offensive end and most of that is due to the running of Laurence Maroney. He has been one of the best running backs in the Big Ten each of the last two seasons and now that Marion Barber has opted for the NFL, Maroney has a chance to put huge numbers on the board. Maroney ran for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns while averaging 6.2 yards per... Recommended Stories

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