When it came to picking a backup quarterback behind Mitch Leidner, the Gophers coaching staff wanted consistency. Right now, Conor Rhoda has it, and Demry Croft needs more of it. So Rhoda is the No. 2 quarterback, with Croft at No. 3. Meanwhile, Seth Green is running the scout team as fellow freshman
Yahoo Sports' Graham Watson previews the Big Ten and explains why all eyes are on Michigan and Ohio State but two West division teams could be dark horses to contend for the conference title.
Minnesota isn't starting from scratch. Even heading into his first full season as a head coach, Tracy Claeys isn't exactly a rookie, either. The torch has been passed to Claeys from Jerry Kill, of course, and that change at the top will have an impact as the former puts his own stamp on the program