Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray probably wasn’t going to be the X-factor in last Saturday’s game against Michigan — that would belong to Denard Robinson — but there’s little doubt that if Gray was healthy, Minnesota’s offense might have been able to manage more than a goose egg on the scoreboard.
But Gray was recovering from a toe injury, giving the start to freshman Max Shortell — who actually played alright in the Gophers’ season-opener against USC. With a game at Purdue this weekend, though, coach Jerry Kill would love nothing more than to have Gray back on the field. Whether that will happen, though, remains to be seen.
Kill said today that Gray is progressing, but still nursing his turf toe. His status is unofficially day-to-day.
In a way, the same thing could be said for Minnesota’s team as a whole. The Gophers are 1-4 with their only victory coming over Miami (OH). Not exactly the start for which Kill was hoping.
“We have what we have. All I can do is work with it and try to change the culture.” Kill said. “It’s getting better, we’re making progress… It can be done, it just can’t be done the shortcut way.”
(quotes courtesy of gophersports.com)