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Dienhart: Q&A with Minnesota's Derrick Wells

Minnesota has been one of the pleasant surprises in the Big Ten, notching a 3-0 start that has fans thinking the Golden Gophers have a good chance to play in a bowl for the first time since 2009. A big reason for Minnesota’s strong start has been a surprisingly strong defense. Last season, the Gophers were 11th in the Big Ten in scoring defense (31.7 ppg) and rushing defense (186.4 ypg), while ranking ninth vs. the pass (216.7 ypg) and 10th overall (403.1 ypg). Compounding matters was a turnover margin that was last in the conference. But all of that