Minneapolis, MN (Learfield)  --  The days are drawing nearer to the season opener for the Minnesota Golden Gopher Football team as they get ready to host Oregon State on Sept. 1.

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The Beavers head coach is Gary Anderson who previously was the head coach at Wisconsin.  Gopher head coach Tracy Claeys admits that he might prepare Oregon State a little more than the average non conference opponent.

The Beavers won just two games last season which is a stark contrast to last years opening opponent in T-C-U who, at the time, were ranked second in the country.

All the games can be heard once again this season on 1340 KROC AM.  The opening game coverage begins at 7 o'clock Thursday night, Sept 1 with an 8 o'clock kickoff from TCF Bank Stadium.