Philip Nelson named Gophers' starting QB

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As expected, sophomore Philip Nelson will be the Gophers starting quarterback when the season opens August 29 against UNLV at TCF Bank Stadium, the Star Tribune reports.

Head coach Jerry Kill made the announcement following practice on Tuesday.

Per the report, redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner will be the backup QB. Chris Streveler, who Kill has been impressed with, will be the third QB.

Nelson reportedly separated himself from competition with Leidner over the last couple of weeks.

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