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Jim Souhan is a sports columnist for the Star Tribune. He has worked at the paper since 1990, previously covering the Twins and Vikings.

Souhan was Sports Editor of his high school paper at Vianney in St. Louis. He wrote and edited for the Missourian at the University of Missouri, where he earned a journalism degree with an emphasis on American literature.

Souhan: Cousins continues mending his reputation by leading comeback

This was not your basic comeback: Kirk Cousins threw three second-half touchdown passes as the Vikings pulled off a rally that was unique in the history of the NFL.

Souhan: Vikings come down hard on Browns' Garrett for his outburst

Thursday night's brawl on national TV gives the NFL a black eye.

Souhan: Gophers look the part of a football team ready for the big stage

The Gophers have won big games before. They have upset highly ranked teams and traditional powers before. What was different about their latest upset was that it didn't look like an upset.

Souhan: Interviewing wore down Baldelli; 101 wins refreshed him

Teams can be fooled by interviews, but what the Twins saw in Rocco Baldelli during those meetings after the 2018 season dovetailed with his résumé and what others said about him.

Souhan: Tipped pass by Kendricks in final minute saves the day for Vikings

Eric Kendricks had spent Sunday night sifting through blockers and applying shoulders to one of football's best running backs. Now the Cowboys were isolating him on the biggest play of the game.

Souhan: Jerry Jones has nothing on the Wilfs and the Vikings

The Cowboys may be America's team, but the Vikings have their own impressive facilities and fan base.

Souhan: Big games bring big stakes for many on Gophers, Vikings

Neither game is do-or-die; both are do-or-doubt. These are the kinds of games that can make or mar reputations, especially at maximum-scrutiny positions.

Souhan: Fleck and the Gophers take a huge leap in relationship

Minnesota's paranoia of coaches departing for The Big City or The Bigger Program dates to Lou Holtz, who suckered the state into believing he was committed to the U in the 1980s.

Souhan: Should Twins break up the BombaSquad for a top pitcher?

The Twins might have to trade to fill their needs. For all of their hitting talent, they have few players who have proved they belong in the middle of the order for a championship team.

Souhan: C'mon, 'College GameDay': Gophers-Penn State is where you ought to be

This might be the biggest game ever to be played at TCF Bank Stadium and perhaps Minnesota's biggest game since Murray Warmath was coaching.