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Opinion: Shortell should start over Gray

MarQueis Gray is only four games into his first full year as the starting quarterback of the Gophers, but inconsistent play has many wishing Minnesota would go with the true freshman Max Shortell as the starter.
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MarQueis Gray is only four games into his first full year as the starting quarterback of the Gophers, but inconsistent play has many wishing Minnesota would go with the true freshman Max Shortell as the starter.

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Kill to start Shortell if Gray isn't healthy

Gophers football coach Jerry Kill says he expects freshman Max Shortell to be the starting quarterback for Saturday's game against the Purdue Boilermakers. Junior MarQueis Gray is still recovering from a toe injury, and won't get the start unless he's completely healthy.

Toe injury could sideline Gray

University of Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray missed Wednesday's practice with a toe injury and he is questionable for Saturday's Big Ten opener at Michigan. If Gray isn't able to play, true freshman Max Shortell will start in his place.

Gophers start freshman Nelson at QB, Gray at wide receiver

Gopher freshman quarterback Philip Nelson will start against the Badgers Saturday. Nelson began the season as a third-string quarterback, but started Marqueis Gray has been bothered by a sprained ankle and back-up Max Shortell hurt his neck last week against Northwestern. Gray will start at wide receiver.

Gray moving better, will test foot Thursday

MarQueis Gray is still recovering from turf toe but was moving around better during practice on Wednesday. Head coach Jerry Kill says Gray "has a lot better chance to play this week than last week." Freshman Max Shortell will start if Gray can't play.

Gray could start, Stoudermire out

Gophers quarterback MarQueis Gray missed Wednesday's practice with a toe injury, but he wasn't listed on Thursday's injury list. That means he'll likely start Saturday. Senior cornerback Troy Stoudermire will not play as he continues to heal a fractured forearm.

Kill: Gray likely to start against Nebraska

Gophers coach Jerry Kill says MarQueis Gray will likely start against Nebraska when the Gophers open the second half of their season a week from Saturday. Gray is trying to recover from a foot injury that he suffered during Minnesota's game on Sept. 24.

Comparing MarQueis Gray and Denard Robinson

Sure, the Wolverines are 4-0 and the Gophers are 1-3, but MarQueis Gray and Denard Robinson play the game the same way. Offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover says both quarterback's like to run and struggle to throw.