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Kill plans to stick with Gray as starting QB next year

A vote of confidence for MarQueis Gray. Gophers football coach says the junior quarterback will start again next year. Kill tells the Pioneer Press Gray is the best athlete on the team and just needs to worry about getting better.
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A vote of confidence for MarQueis Gray. Gophers football coach says the junior quarterback will start again next year. Kill tells the Pioneer Press Gray is the best athlete on the team and just needs to worry about getting better.

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