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.
Recap: The Gophers started their first road game of the season slow and never caught up as they lost to TCU 30-7. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner started for the Gophers after battling an injury throughout the week. Leidner couldn’t get it going, though, as he went 12-for-26 with 151 yards and three costly interceptions.
The NCAA restored Penn State University’s football postseason eligibility Monday, lifting one of several sanctions it handed down in 2012 after finding that the school had mishandled the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Beginning next season, Penn State will have all of its scholarships reinstated, and starting this year, the school is eligible to play in a bowl game if the team qualifies.
The sanctions also included a $60 million fine, vacation of victories from 1998 to 2011 and five-year probation. Those sanctions, however, remain intact.