Receiver depth is a concern for Gopher fans. But today we learned that the NCAA has granted Brandon Green a medical hardship waiver and he will have two more seasons of eligibility.
University of Minnesota wide receiver Brandon Green has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten Conference. Green's participation in the 2010 season (two games) will not count against him. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
"This is good news for Brandon and for our program," head coach Jerry Kill said. "We look forward to having him on our roster for two more seasons."
Green saw action in the first two games of the 2010 season, before missing the remainder of the season with a knee injury. He did not record a catch last season. For his career, Green has 42 receptions for 599 yards (14.3 ypc) with two touchdowns.
This is rather good news as there was great fear about our receiving corp for the 2012 season. But we are fortunate that Xzavian Brandon is back on the team and Brandon Green will be back for an extra season. We now will lose Da'Jon McKnight but he will be the only graduating receiver on the roster. Devin Crawford-Tufts and Quentin Garder will have a year to develop before they'll be needed to help replace McKnight but I'm much more comfortable having only to replace one receiver rather than two.
The 2012 receiving corp should have plenty of options for what will be MarQueis Gray's senior season under center.