Minnesota HC not paying attention to Mitch Leidner draft hype

Entering the 2016 college football season, Minnesota redshirt senior quarterback Mitch Leidner is receiving plenty of praise and draft hype. The 6-foot-4, 237 pounder is viewed as one of the top senior signal-callers in the nation, but Gophers head coach Tracy Claeys is tuning out that talk. Claeys admitted he doesn’t pay attention to the discussion in NFL circles and that his...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Leidner hopes to be ready for spring training

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are looking to improve off their Quick Lane Bowl in December in 2016. One big thing that will help them out is having quarterback Mitch Leidner back in the saddle. He underwent foot surgery following the season and he looks to be ready for spring training. Head coach Tracy Claeys the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that Leidner should be ready to go when the...
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Gophers’ Mitch Leidner shows continued growth as a passer in Quick Lane Bowl victory

It wasn’t pretty on the scoreboard, but there was something very pretty hidden inside the 21-14 victory for the Minnesota Gophers on Monday night. That was the play of quarterback Mitch Leidner. The junior quarterback has been much maligned as a passer, but as the offense needed him to be just that, he’s come up big. No game proved that more than the Quick Lane Bowl, as Leidner...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Leidner leads Minnesota over CMU 21-14 in Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT (AP) Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner ran 13 yards for a touchdown with 4:26 remaining, and the Golden Gophers held on for a 21-14 win over Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday night. Minnesota (6-7) ended a trying season on a positive note. Coach Jerry Kill retired in late October because of continued difficulty managing his epilepsy and his job. The Gophers...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner to play in bowl game before having surgery

Starting Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner has had a good season for the Golden Gophers this year and it looks like he is need for a little maintenance. However, he is going to play one more game before he goes under the knife. According to reports, Leidner is going to play in the team’s Quick Lane Bowl game against Central Michigan before undergoing surgery. He has been dealing...
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December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers' Leidner enjoying increased confidence

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mitch Leidner tried to hurry to the huddle when he noticed Minnesota's athletic trainers heading his way Saturday at Ohio State.Leidner was stopped by an official and told he needed to come out of the game. But he missed just one play in the 28-14 loss to the then-top-ranked Buckeyes.The Gophers have become used to seeing Leidner bounce back, both from big hits and...
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November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan beats Minnesota with goal-line stand

The end to the Michigan-Minnesota game was not exactly a ringing endorsement of interim Gophers coach Tracy Claeys. The Gophers appeared to take the lead on a beautiful touchdown throw by Mitch Leidner to Drew Wolitarsky, but a review showed that he was down at the one-yard line. Down 29-26, with a timeout left, Minnesota wasted most of its time before a Leidner incompletion on...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

College football teams missing quality quarterback play

It’s commonplace in football: A team has a sound defense and — at least in first halves if not second halves — will be competitive precisely because its defense isn’t going to let a game spiral out of its control. The offensive line is capable of providing good run blocking. Just about everything’s there … … except for the quarterback. Despite the “11-men-on-a-side...
Via The Student Section
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers' Leidner still confident despite criticism

MINNEAPOLIS -- Hours after Mitch Leidner and heavily favored Minnesota survived a scare from lowly Kent State, the Gophers quarterback felt compelled to call coach Jerry Kill to get something off his chest. Leidner knew he had performed poorly earlier in the day, completing 17 of 27 passes for 184 yards and two interceptions in the 10-7 victory. It was the second straight week the...
Via Associated Press
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota loses against TCU, but shows it belongs

Everyone in Minneapolis and around these United States knew that the Minnesota Golden Gophers faced very small margins on Thursday night against the TCU Horned Frogs. When you’re a 16-point underdog, it only stands to reason that winning a game demands not just a spirited and resilient effort, but one imbued with enough airtight precision to matter. Effort keeps teams in the conversation...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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