Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 11/19/12
A Junior walk-on wide receiver A.J. Barker was extremely unhappy with Minnesota Head Coach Jerry Kill and posted a detailed account of why he chose to leave the team on his Tumblr page.According to Barker, his high ankle sprain injury was mishandled and he was rushed to come back during the entire recovery process.  He says that Kill rushed him to come back, and when he couldn’t play at a high level, that Kill called his character into question and berated him for not being able to play.Because of his high ankle sprain, Barker has been unable to play in the last three games this year (and won’t play for Minnesota again), yet, he still leads the Gophers in receiving.  He currently has 577 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns on 30 receptions; a great deal of production out of a walk-on receiver.One of the deciding reasons for Barker to leave came last Thursday when Kill overheard a conversation that Barker was having with one of the trainers.“It was during this discussion that you came o...
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