MITCH LEIDNER RUMORS

Gophers’ Mitch Leidner shows continued growth as a passer in Quick Lane Bowl victory

It wasn’t pretty on the scoreboard, but there was something very pretty hidden inside the 21-14 victory for the Minnesota Gophers on Monday night. That was the play of quarterback Mitch Leidner. The junior quarterback has been much maligned as a passer, but as the offense needed him to be just that, he’s come up big. No game proved that more than the Quick Lane Bowl, as Leidner...
Via Talking 10
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota ends rough season on high note with win in Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT -- For most of the game, Minnesota could rely on its defense. When the Golden Gophers briefly fell behind in the fourth quarter, quarterback Mitch Leidner responded.Leidner ran 13 yards for a touchdown with 4:26 remaining, and the Golden Gophers held on for a 21-14 win over Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday night.Minnesota (6-7) ended a trying season on a...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers hold on for win in Quick Lane Bowl, Leidner named MVP

DETROIT -- For most of the game, Minnesota could rely on its defense. When the Golden Gophers briefly fell behind in the fourth quarter, quarterback Mitch Leidner responded.Leidner ran 13 yards for a touchdown with 4:26 remaining, and the Golden Gophers held on for a 21-14 win over Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday night.Minnesota (6-7) ended a trying season on a...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Leidner leads Minnesota over CMU 21-14 in Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT (AP) Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner ran 13 yards for a touchdown with 4:26 remaining, and the Golden Gophers held on for a 21-14 win over Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday night. Minnesota (6-7) ended a trying season on a positive note. Coach Jerry Kill retired in late October because of continued difficulty managing his epilepsy and his job. The Gophers...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner to play in bowl game before having surgery

Starting Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner has had a good season for the Golden Gophers this year and it looks like he is need for a little maintenance. However, he is going to play one more game before he goes under the knife. According to reports, Leidner is going to play in the team’s Quick Lane Bowl game against Central Michigan before undergoing surgery. He has been dealing...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers' Leidner enjoying increased confidence

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mitch Leidner tried to hurry to the huddle when he noticed Minnesota's athletic trainers heading his way Saturday at Ohio State.Leidner was stopped by an official and told he needed to come out of the game. But he missed just one play in the 28-14 loss to the then-top-ranked Buckeyes.The Gophers have become used to seeing Leidner bounce back, both from big hits and...
Via Associated Press
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tracy Claeys and a miserable week for Minnesota

Before Saturday night’s game between his Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines, Tracy Claeys spoke movingly to his team. He spoke about the people who wear the Minnesota uniform, who owe a debt to former coach Jerry Kill for improving the Golden Gopher program and giving a lot of men — 20 years old and 45 years old — a very precious opportunity. It was a great...
Via The Student Section
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan beats Minnesota with goal-line stand

The end to the Michigan-Minnesota game was not exactly a ringing endorsement of interim Gophers coach Tracy Claeys. The Gophers appeared to take the lead on a beautiful touchdown throw by Mitch Leidner to Drew Wolitarsky. but a review showed that he was down at the one yard line. Down 29-26, with a timeout left, Minnesota wasted most of its time before a Leidner incompletion on...
Via College Spun
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

College football teams missing quality quarterback play

It’s commonplace in football: A team has a sound defense and — at least in first halves if not second halves — will be competitive precisely because its defense isn’t going to let a game spiral out of its control. The offensive line is capable of providing good run blocking. Just about everything’s there … … except for the quarterback. Despite the “11-men-on-a-side...
Via The Student Section
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota loses against TCU, but shows it belongs

Everyone in Minneapolis and around these United States knew that the Minnesota Golden Gophers faced very small margins on Thursday night against the TCU Horned Frogs. When you’re a 16-point underdog, it only stands to reason that winning a game demands not just a spirited and resilient effort, but one imbued with enough airtight precision to matter. Effort keeps teams in the...
Via The Student Section
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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