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Gophers' Kill: Gray is the QB


MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC/AP) -- Minnesota coach Jerry Kill says he sees no reason for mystery about his team's starting quarterback.

MarQueis Gray will be under center again when the Gophers host New Mexico State on Saturday. The junior struggled at times against USC and left last week's game early because of cramps. Freshman Max Shortell relieved him and nearly rallied the Gophers to an upset victory on the road.

Kill said Tuesday that he believes Gray improved during the game.

The coach also says the team can benefit from using both quarterbacks, a rotation strategy he used previously at Northern Illinois. Kill would like to be "aggressive" about using Gray's ability as a runner, creating a greater need to give him a break at certain points in a game by bringing in Shortell.

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