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I Hope AJ Barker Never Gets a Job

If you don't know who AJ Barker is, congratulations. You've successfully avoided the most obnoxious story in the college football landscape for an entire week and might actually still have faith in our generation. I envy you. If you're still curious, here's the deal: AJ Barker, the leading receiver at Minnesota, quit the team on Sunday via Twitter (manly) after...
Via Double Coverage Football
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers steer clear of Barker-Kill questions

MINNEAPOLIS Members of the University of Minnesota football team were clearly prepared for the questions about the recent departure of wide receiver A.J. Barker, as several of the team's leaders offered little Tuesday when asked about the situation that has grabbed national headlines. "I think we were pretty surprised," senior linebacker Mike Rallis said about Barker...
Via Fox Sports North
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Kill responds to A.J. Barker accusations

MINNEAPOLIS One day after Gophers wide receiver A.J. Barker quit the team and made accusations about his head coach, Jerry Kill responded.Kill, in his second season as Minnesota's head coach, addressed the media Monday morning to answer questions about Barker's departure from the team, as well as his relationship with Barker and how the junior wide receiver announced his...
Via Fox Sports North
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota responds to AJ Barker’s claims

Leading Minnesota Golden Gophers receiver, A.J. Barker, left the team and accused his former coach of mistreatment. Barker has missed the last 3 games due to an injury and is the team’s leading receiver with 30 receptions for 577 yards and 7 touchdowns. Minnesota released the following statement regarding Barker’s claims: “Coach Kill received an email from A.J. Barker today...
Via College Football Section
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

AJ Barker Leaves Gopher Football, Sends E-Mail To Coach Kill

((HT: Tumblr.com)) AJ Barker is, apparently, not one to mince words- especially when it comes to feeling slapped around verbally by his coaching staff at Minnesota... So he quit... Here's the Postscript... the whole letter is worth your time- including the Appendix... The fact you think I think I have life “all figured out” just shows how fundamentally wrong you...
Via Online Sports Guys
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

A.J. Barker leaves Golden Gophers via tumblr rant against Jerry Kill

Golden Gopher leading receiver A.J. Barker has announced Sunday that he’s leaving the team in a rant against head coach Jerry Kill via Tumblr. Barker, a junior walk-on, accumulated 577 yards receiving before an ankle injury against Purdue a couple of weeks ago has held him out ever since. According to Barker’s post on Tumblr, his decision to leave the team arises out of what...
Via The Majors National
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss
TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT

Minn. WR quits over mistreatment

AJ Barker quit the team via Twitter, and then wrote a tumblr dedicated to a scathing critique of head coach Jerry Kill, detailing allegations of 'manipulation and abuse'.

Via Diehardsport
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers' Barker quits team, bashes coach

MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota football team's top wide receiver is apparently quitting the team -- and giving his coach an earful in the process. Gophers junior A.J. Barker announced on his Twitter account Sunday that he is quitting the team and looking to transfer for his senior season. "Well, its official. I am done playing football for the University of Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Barker likely out for second straight week

MINNEAPOLIS For the second straight game, it appears as if the University of Minnesota football team will be without top wide receiver A.J. Barker, who is hampered by an ankle injury. Coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday it would take a "miracle" for Barker to be on the field Saturday against Illinois. It will be a big loss for the Gophers if Barker can't go. Through nine...
Via Fox Sports North
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Coaches not surprised by Barker's success

MINNEAPOLIS One catch.That's all Gophers wide receiver A.J. Barker had to show for everything he'd been through in three years on the University of Minnesota campus; all the extra hours he spent in the weight room as he tried to move up the depth chart proved to be futile. The former De La Salle standout walked on at Minnesota for the chance to take the field as a Gopher...
Via Fox Sports North
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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