Eric Decker is the leader of the Gopher offense. Adam Weber will get him the ball, but someone else on the offensive needs to step up to pull some of the defense off of him.
Junior college transfer Hayo Carpenter drew rave reviews prior to committing to the Gophers and was impressive in the spring. He will help to even out the secondary.
Other wide receivers in the mix are senior David Pittman; sophomores Xzavian Brandon, Brandon Green, Da'Jon McKnight, and Troy Stoudermire; and freshmen Bryant Allen and Victor Keise. The entire receiving corps should have big years.
Sophomores Duane Bennett, DeLeon Eskridge, Shady Salamon, senior Jay Thomas, and freshmen Hasan Lipscomb will be the runningbacks.
Every one of the them should get some carries. Bennett and Thomas are returning from knee injuries, Eskridge had a breakout freshman year, and Lipscomb is a four-star true freshman.
The Gophers have plenty of weapons at the skilled positions—even at the quarterback position with the junior Weber and a pair of four-star true freshmen, MarQues Gray and Moses Alipate.