Monday, September 5, 2011
Gophers to Use Max Shortell and Marqueis Gray
The Minnesota Gophers started Marqueis Gray against USC, but it was true freshman Max Shortell who brought the team within striking distance on Saturday. Gray got injured in the 4th quarter and was treated and told he could go back in the game, but head coach Jerry Kill elected to keep the true freshman in the game. Shortell looked pretty mobile for being 6-6 and he looked very comfortable in the pocket. He threw an interception that ended the game, but he looks like a confident signal caller who has a ton of ability. It'll be interesting to see how Kill uses the two quarterbacks during the season going forward.