The Philip Nelson Era has Begun for Gophers
The Philip Nelson era has begun earlier than Minnesota expected. The Gophers not only made the move to the freshman from Mankato to keep a healthy quarterback behind center, but they're getting a head start on next season and beyond.
Coach Jerry Kill mentions almost daily how young his team is. While the defense consists of mostly upperclassmen, the injury-ravaged offense is sure inexperienced. Nelson is one of 11 true freshmen who've been used by the Gophers this season, including all-purpose player K.J. Maye, running back Rodrick Williams Jr. and wide receiver Andre McDonald.
The Gophers (4-3, 0-3) are still looking for their first Big Ten victory. They host Purdue (3-4, 0-3). The Boilermakers are in the same position.
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