Gophers' Leidner cleared for light work in practice

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner is still working his way back from a concussion and coach Tracy Claeys says it's likely that Conor Rhoda will start on Saturday against Rutgers.Leidner was listed as out by the team on Tuesday, though that designation is open to re-evaluation later in the week. Claeys says Leidner has been cleared to do some light work in practice...
Via Associated Press
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Healthy, experienced Leidner ready to lead Gophers in fifth year

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mitch Leidner has returned to lead the Minnesota huddle with a finally healthy left foot.He's bringing 35 games of experience with him.After enduring his share of struggles with accuracy and injury over the first part of his career, Leidner turned a corner during the second half of his junior season despite playing through the pain and limitation in his left foot that...
Via Associated Press
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Mitch Leidner says Michigan State has worst visitor’s locker room

It is probably never easy knowing you have to travel into a big-time college football program’s home stadium for a football game, but you would at least hope they are hospitable enough to accommodate your team pretty well. However, Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner seems to have a strong opinion about which team has the worst visitor’s locker room. He was attending Tuesday’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnesota’s QB Says Michigan State Has Big Ten’s Worst Visiting Locker Room

Going on the road in the Big Ten is never a treat – between the travel, the team’s opposing fans and the shoddy facilities. But according to Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner, one program’s visiting locker room situation is worse than the rest. Leidner was asked which program has the worst locker room in the Big Ten, and his answer was Michigan State. He claims the stalls...
Via College Spun
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mitch Leidner hopes to be ready for spring training

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are looking to improve off their Quick Lane Bowl in December in 2016. One big thing that will help them out is having quarterback Mitch Leidner back in the saddle. He underwent foot surgery following the season and he looks to be ready for spring training. Head coach Tracy Claeys the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that Leidner should be ready to go when the...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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 conversation...
Via The Student Section
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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