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Freshman quarterback Philip Nelson to start for Gophers against Wisconsin

The Star Tribune's Phil Miller is reporting that true freshman Philip Nelson will start at quarterback for the Gophers at Wisconsin on Saturday. Up until this point, coach Jerry Kill has said he didn't want to use Nelson so he could learn the offense while redshirting.
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