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Minnesota Football: Quarterback controversy continues thanks to Coach Kill quote

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The QB controversy is dead. Long live the QB controversy.

I thought we'd gotten the Mitch stuff out of our system earlier this week. Argued it through, talked it out, moved along. And then I wake up this morning and find the following tweets and stories waiting for me:

Sigh...you're killing me coach. I wonder what this might lead to...

Saturday only added to the intrigue. Croft lined up with the second-team offense during warmups. Chris Streveler spelled Leidner for a handful of plays during the game, once again, without throwing a pass.

Kill said he was "embarrassed" with the first-half offense. Just before the second-half kickoff, the camera showed him removing his headset to speak to Croft. Was the coach close to pulling the redshirt right there?

/kicks can

And then there is this...

Playing too early backfires more often than not, but that hasn't stopped programs from starting first-year quarterbacks.

"Each situation is unique," ESPN analyst and former Washington quarterback Brock Huard said. "But ultimately if you've got a young talent with massive upside, I don't mind playing him at an early age."

/hears sirens in the distance

//cringes

And yes, in the context of this conversation/GIF, I am Gru. Look at my face...I am displeased.

Gru

To be clear, I'm not blaming Joe C or Marcus and I'm not calling them out. While there were sections of both stories I'd quibble with, they did write stories that cover multiple angles and both note why a change would be a risky idea. I'm just annoyed that we're back here already. I purposefully held off on writing a charting based post about Mitch because it felt like we as a community (and the wider Gopher fanbase) had done their internet venting about the passing game against CSU and I didn't want to beat the dead horse.

And yet here we are. So welcome to #QBGAZE2015 everyone. The #QBGAZE minion greets you all as friends.

#QBGAZE Minion