Where are They Now? 2010's Lost Gophers

I've updated my list of former Gophers who are currently playing college football for the 2010 season. The original post was quite popular, so I've updated the list and the notes of interest.

Every college football program in America will lose players that either don't qualify for academic reasons, transfer, or leave the team for other reasons. Minnesota is no exception. Many of their names are never again heard after their departure. Ever wonder which former Gophers could still be playing for the team, and whether or not they would have added depth to the current squad? Following is a list of former Gophers, where they are now, and what kind of season they are having so far. Click on their highlighted school names to view their player profile pages on the websites of their current teams:

Name P School Yr Notes
Kevin Whaley RB Tennessee Martin ? Nowhere to be found, quit the team
Tim Dandridge DB Jackson State Jr 26 tackles, 3 interceptions, and a touchdown. A feature article at this link.
Sam Maresh LB Iowa Western Community College Fr 38 tackles through 5 games
Marquise Hill WR Iowa Western Community College Fr 142 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns
Terrell Combs DT Kentucky So Sitting out for a redshirt year
Brodrick Smith WR Kansas State So Kansas State's leading receiver with 191 yards and 3 TD
Hasan Lipscomb RB ??? ? Last year was enrolled at Blinn College, this year is no longer listed on the roster.
Roszell Gayden OT Auburn Jr Third string offensive tackle at Auburn
Clint Brewster QB Tennessee Tech Jr Backup quarterback at Tennessee Tech
Ralph Spry WR Auburn Jr No statistics this season
Tray Herndon WR Vanderbilt Jr Two receptions for 18 yards
Willie Dyson DL Northwest Missouri State Jr 5 tackles in three games
Justin Chatman DB ? ? LAst year on the North Texas squad, no longer listed on the roster
Curtis James OL Saint Thomas So Sophomore at St. Thomas University
Shane Potter LB/DB South Dakota Sr Defeated his former team as a member of the Yotes defense

Three games into the 2010 season, a few of these former Gophers are missed. Tim Dandridge would have been a helpful addition at safety, Sam Maresh may have helped the linebacker corps, and Brodrick Smith would have been a nice target at wide receiver.

Last Spring, I would have predicted Kevin Whaley to be the most detrimental loss. Duane Bennett and Donnell Kirkwood have picked up the pace at running back, and Whaley is not so sorely missed.

Overall, there aren't very many standout players on this list besides Brodrick Smith of Kansas State. Yet, collectively these players would have added depth to the Gopher squad.

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