MINNEAPOLIS From coaching changes to position changes to injuries to a new stadium to the death of a teammate, the seniors on the University of Minnesota football team have certainly been through a lot during their careers.
For fifth-year senior cornerback Troy Stoudermire, all of those scenarios and then some were a reality during his time as a Gopher.
Stoudermire came to Minneapolis from Dallas as a freshman in 2008. After starting that season under coach Tim Brewster as a cornerback, Stoudermire transitioned to wide receiver. During his sophomore year in 2009, Stoudermire had 26 catches for 306 yards and was also the Gophers' kick returner.
Just as Stoudermire was about ready to transition back to cornerback for his junior season, Brewster suspended him for "conduct detrimental to the team." Not happy with how things were working out for him on the football field, Stoudermire decided to quit the team. He posted a message on his Facebook page that said he was no longer a Gopher...