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#1 twinsnorth49

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:39 PM

Curious move but not altogether surprising, a bit of a blow especially if Leidner goes down next season, although Streveler may arguably be the man regardless soon enough.

Funny part is that Nelson wants to go somewhere to pass more, despite not exactly being too adept at it so far for the Gophers. Or maybe he's got the inside track on Jeff Jones signing and knows he might never throw the ball again.

2 QB transfers in two years for Kill , definitely interesting to see if anything else comes out of this.





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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:05 AM

Still waiting to see Kill succeed in a meaningful, hard, game against a great opponent. That Syracuse loss was pathetic, imo.
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Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:28 PM

Agreed, but I think it's coming, they held tough against Wisconsin and Michigan State but close won't cut it for much longer. While the Nebraska game was much celebrated, I think anyone in the know realizes that was a Husker team in a bit of disarray.

The Syracuse game was definitely a big disappointment, although in the big picture it effects the program very little. It's definitely a game they should have won however.

The ironic thing is how much the Syracuse game says about Nelson, he was awful. Good luck in the MAC with that resume.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:42 AM

I don't see this as an issue at all. Nelson had some moments, but he all too often made bad head decisions that his body couldn't overcome. I love the group of QBs they have. This isn't an Ohio State or Wisconsin roster, so you need guys playing smart to maximize their talent. One of the few positive things I took away from playing under Glen Mason was how much he stressed smart play because his teams typically were less talented then their opponent on the field.
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Posted 19 January 2014 - 12:31 PM

Not too worried about this. I hope Nelson succeeds elsewhere, but he is obviously not a D1 QB. He would be more comfortable and have a lot more fun in a different division (maybe just a downgrade from the big10 even).
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:30 AM

I don't think it's anything to worry about but transfers of that nature and frequency can effect a program a little. Not to mention, Nelson would have provided some good depth if Streveler doesn't come along quickly. I have faith in Leidner.

Makes you wonder if they should have red shirted Nelson.