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Minnesota Golden Gopher Football Roster Breakdown; Defensive Backs

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 01:  Eric Peterman #10 of the Northwestern Wildcats is tackled after a catch by Kyle Theret #27 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the first quarter at the Hubert H.Humphrey Metrodome on November 1, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Joseph GuntherContributor IAugust 27, 2010

The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher football team expected to have its most experienced group on the team in the secondary.

The Gophers graduated its two starting cornerbacks, but had the best safety tandem in the conference coming back.

Just before spring practices got going senior Kyle Theret was suspended indefinitely. Senior Kim Royston broke his leg a few weeks later. Those two losses left the Gophers with youth and inexperience all over the seconday.

It still is unknown if Theret will be reinstated and Royston will be healthy enough to play in the season opener.

Without those two, the most experienced players in the seconday are sophomore Michael Carter and senior Ryan Collado, both cornerbacks.

Click here to view the information for all of the Gopher defensive backs.

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