When fall camp ended and reporters asked Jerry Kill who had impressed him the most, the Gophers head coach quickly said KJ Maye.
But Maye didn’t have a single catch in Minnesota’s season-opening victory against Eastern Illinois.
A few days later, redshirt sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner said there were “a lot more things” the Gophers would do in their next game in early September against Middle Tennessee State to get Maye the ball.
Maye finished that game with zero receptions, too.
As Big Ten play approaches, Minnesota is dealing with a string of hurt football players.
A series of injuries have challenged the Gophers football team this season, spurring frustration from head coach Jerry Kill as a handful of his players go under the knife this week.
With only one more game between Minnesota and Big Ten play, the team is counting on the injured athletes to heal quickly and having younger players step up to fill the gap in attempt to ensure a strong performance in upcoming games.
Northwestern has beaten Penn State and Wisconsin in its past two games.
Racism, prejudices and hatred have littered the streets of the United States for centuries.
People of this nation have perpetually fought to tear down these discriminations, and it was no different Sunday as thousands of people took to University of Minnesota streets to protest the Washington Redskins’ team name.
Improved pass protection should lead to improved quarterback play.
The Gophers (2-1) close out their nonconference slate at home against San Jose State on Saturday. And with their starting quarterback hobbled, a speedy redshirt freshman may get his first career start under center.
The scene should sound familiar.
Chris Streveler shows competency against San Jose State
Despite the laughable fact that the fans at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday had the same number of passing yards as the Gophers did through almost the whole game, redshirt freshman quarterback Chris Streveler might have played his way into the starting spot.
Unlike redshirt sophomore Mitch Leidner’s first collegiate start, Streveler’s didn’t feature four rushing touchdowns or multiple completed passes — unless throwing one to the other team counts.
The Gophers will return to play this weekend at home after a bye week.
While he didn’t register a carry in Minnesota’s 24-7 victory against San Jose State on Sept. 20, junior running back Rodrick Williams was crucial in the Gophers’ second-half push at Michigan a week later.
After that contest, Gophers head coach Jerry Kill said senior running back David Cobb, who finished the 30-14 Michigan victory with 183 rushing yards, was shaken up toward the end of the game.
As Cobb sat out two series in the second half, Williams came in and ran the ball four times for 14 yards — helping the Gophers put up 10 points in the process.