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.
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.
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 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.
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