MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers head coach Jerry Kill wouldn't commit one way or another when asked Tuesday who his starting quarterback will be Saturday against Iowa. Minnesota may have a few options at the position, but it all depends on the health of sophomore Philip Nelson, who missed last game with a hamstring injury.
Redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner started in Nelson's place and rushed for four touchdowns in Minnesota's win against San Jose State. As the Gophers enter the Big Ten season, a question at quarterback lingers.
"I don't want to say a statement and not be truthful," Kill said at Tuesday's press conference. "I (saw) Philip this morning and he seems to be getting along pretty good. We'll start out practice and see how things go. We're not going to change our style with what we do offensively."
Nelson assumed the starting role midway through last season as a true freshman and entered fall camp as the frontrunner to once again be ...