2020 NFL Mock Draft 8-20-19

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We have 2020 vision, NFL Draft style, right here, right now. It’s our second 2020 NFL mock draft update, and the order, for now was simply randomized. Team needs were not taken into account, as it’s just way too early to factor in those. Obviously this will be modified and reworked hundreds of times between now and 2020 NFL Draft day.

So I implore you to really not take this very seriously, and just have fun with it. Please refrain of pointless hostility and needless acrimony in the comments section. Don’t be that guy. Enjoy!

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2019 Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Season Preview, Predictions

Expect year three of the P.J. Fleck regime to keep the Minnesota Golden Gophers football program projecting upward. When he was at Western Michigan, he led the Broncos to a 5th place finish in their division the first year, third place in his second, and to the top of the division in his third.

Last season, his second campaign in charge at Minnesota, saw an improvement in both conference and total wins. Now comes his first season in the Twin Cities with actual expectations. Anyone who hires Fleck knows that he cleans house before rebuilding a program, so year three is when you should expect the payoff. A favorable schedule and friendly roster composition points to that happening.

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Notre Dame a National Title Contender: What are the Odds?

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In the College Football Playoff Playoff last season you saw just how close, but yet at the same time how far the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are to winning another national title. The Irish didn’t give eventual national champions Clemson much of a fight, with the game result not at all in doubt by midway through the second quarter.

Still, it was a better showing than the last time they played for the big prize, back in 2012. Clemson went on to roll Alabama in the national title game, in a manner even more lopsided than how they thrashed Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl semifinal.

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P.J. Fleck Strongly Praises His Coaching Role Model Pat Fitzgerald

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Other than himself, obviously, there is probably one specific individual that Minnesota mentor P.J. Fleck would have win the Big Ten Coach of the Year award. That would be the current reigning the B1GCOY, Fleck’s coaching mentor, Northwestern head man Pat Fitzgerald.

Back when Fleck was just starting out in his coaching career, working as an assistant at his alma mater, Northern Illinois, he called up all the coaches in his contacts and offered to take them out to lunch and talk shop. The aim was to pick their brains and get some pro tips about how to move up the ladder.

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P.J. Fleck Still Has Massive Impact on NIU Huskies Program Today

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This fall will see Thomas Hammock commence his head coaching career at Northern Illinois University, while P.J. Fleck begins his second year at Minnesota. The two men played college football together at NIU, and both left a tremendous imprint upon the program.

Fleck owns the school record for career punt returns (87), is second in punt return yards (716), third in career catches (179) and fourth in receiving yards (2,162). Hammock is the school’s 13th all-time leading rusher.

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P.J. Fleck Looks to Bring Back Gopher Glory Days of Half-Century Ago

Minnesota Head Coach P.J. Fleck is aiming to restore, and by that he literally said “restoar” with an “oar” the glory of Golden Gophers football. He said so at Big Ten Media Days, while wearing his oar tie clip. Now you may be saying to yourself- don’t the Gophers have to actually have some glory days first? Before they can be restored?

Well, if you’re a Baby Boomer you might have some awareness of when the Gophers were golden, but really the program’s high times happened so long ago that you’d have to be a member of the Silent Generation to remember it.

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MSU DL Raequan Williams Has Great Ideas for Combating Gun Violence Epidemic

If you want Media Day pablum, then you have come to the wrong place.

For “we could be the best position group in the conference, and among the best in the country,” “I’m just blessed to be here/I’m so blessed,” “we try to get better today than we were yesterday” and other assorted meaningless word salad you can go elsewhere.

When you have a conversation with Michigan State senior defensive lineman Raequan Williams, a tremendously inspiring individual, you should focus on deeper, more important matters that go beyond football.

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P.J. Fleck Looks to Build Gophers Culture Around Chicago Type of Players

Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck certainly stepped up his Big Ten Media Day game from year one to year two. Although it is worth noting that Big Ten Media Days isn’t really the kind of event where you “win the press conference,” as the format and ritual grows increasingly stale and archaic each year.

Started in 1971, Big Ten Media Days is badly in need of a reboot and a revamp. As it stands, P.J. Fleck is the most entertaining personality that you’ll find at the event. Armed with an oar tie pin (expressing his desire to “restoar” with an “oar”), spouting references to Maverick and Goose from “Top Gun,” and abandoning the “year zero” nonsense from last year, Fleck took his always stellar media skills up a notch on Thursday.

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Liverpool FC Manager Jurgen Klopp Very Impressed by Notre Dame Stadium

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp described Notre Dame Stadium as “brilliant” tonight. His Reds began their preseason tour of the United States tonight with a 3-2 friendly defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund at The House that Knute Rockne Built. Over 43,000 battled the abnormally sweltering mid-July heat to watch the clash at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Yesterday, when Klopp held his prematch news conference, he had seen Notre Dame’s college football facilities, but he hadn’t seen the stadium as of yet. His inability to say anything about it led to some news outlets misinterpreting his comments, and taking it out of context.

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Liverpool vs BVB News and Notes: Starting XI, Harry Wilson, #YNWA, Heat

Liverpool FC began their preseason tour of the United States tonight with a friendly against Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

The match got off to a very rough start, as Liverpool’s team of largely reserve players fell behind 3-1 early in the second half, of a match that was much more lopsided than it sounds. Here’s the team sheet and starting XI for both sides:

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Liverpool FC News: Klopp, Henderson, Sturridge, Notre Dame Stadium

Liverpool will take to the pitch at Notre Dame Stadium tomorrow night, where they’ll face Borussia Dortmund, and thus kick-off the club’s three destination pre-season exhibition tour of the United States. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and team captain Jordan Henderson addressed the media at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, ahead of tomorrow’s exhibition.

Here are some of the news and notes circulating in the LFC online community as the start of the USA tour has now now arrived. Go here for part one of today’s LFC at ND news and notes. We begin with the YouTube of the Klopp and Henderson press conference today.

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Liverpool News, Transfer Talk: Jurgen Klopp, Peter Moore, Notre Dame, Women’s Team

Liverpool Football Club will be at Notre Dame Stadium to face Borussia Dortmund tomorrow night to kick-off the club’s three stop pre-season exhibition tour of the United States. Later today, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will address the media at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against his former club.

The LFC tour also includes stops at Fenway Park in Boston (versus Sevilla on Sunday) and Yankee Stadium in New York (versus Sporting Lisbon next Wednesday). Here are some of the news and notes circulating in the LFC online community as the start of the USA tour is now here.

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