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    Gopher's Russell

    Gophers sophomore running back Gary Russell is no longer in school because of academic shortcomings, and his future with the program is in serious jeopardy, a major blow to a team that already lost star tailback Laurence Maroney this offseason.
    The school announced only that Russell is not enrolled in classes this semester. Citing privacy laws, school officials did not give a reason for his departure, but Russell said he did not meet academic requirements.

    "I'm mostly frustrated and disappointed with myself because I could have avoided this problem," Russell said Friday night. "I messed up."



    This is old news, but do you think this means he's lost his shot at the NFL? From the few games I saw him play in he looked pretty dang good.
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    This doesn't mean he can't come back and give college another shot. Maybe he'll figure out how to balance his schoolwork and athletics. He must've really sucked it up though...usually athletes get quite the break in grades.
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    "MrGopher16" wrote:
    This doesn't mean he can't come back and give college another shot. Maybe he'll figure out how to balance his schoolwork and athletics. He must've really sucked it up though...usually athletes get quite the break in grades.
    Yeah, I think it takes quite a bit to fail out as an athlete at a big time school. Hoepfully he'll get straightened out.

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    on friday nights he should be studing, not talking to reporters.
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    That sucks, i was looking forward to the gophers dominating the Big Ten with our runninggame behind russell

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    Re: Gopher's Russell

    its the gophers, anybody can run behind that big, mean offensive line..that pinnix guy or whatever his name is will step up and go for 1500 yards easily
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    Dang this sucks. I liked watching Russell run last year when Maroney went down. He always picked up positive yards. I hope he can piece it back together and run for the Gophers next season

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    Re: Gopher's Russell

    "olson_10" wrote:
    its the gophers, anybody can run behind that big, mean offensive line..that pinnix guy or whatever his name is will step up and go for 1500 yards easily
    Will the gophers still have a big, mean offensive line this year? We are losing that line to the draft?
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