Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/26/13
MINNEAPOLIS Philip Nelson got his shot as the University of Minnesota quarterback last season, burning a redshirt year and getting a shot to replace Marqueis Gray as his freshman season progressed. Last year's experience has put Nelson in the lead to replace Gray on a full-time basis now as Minnesota begins spring practice this week. Head coach Jerry Kill confirmed Nelson would work with the first-team offense when practice begins Tuesday, but said it will be up to Nelson to prove he deserves to keep the position. "When you go in as a quarterback, he finished the season," Kill said Monday. "He played in the bowl game, did some great things in the bowl game. Philip's going to go when we run the first group. He'll be out there with the first group, but he's going to have to prove it on an every-day basis, just like every other player we have on the team. And we got two young guys I'm sure that are hungry and wanting to show what they can do, and we're excited about that, and we'll ...
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