Backup QB Max Shortell to leave Minnesota
Minnesota backup quarterback Max Shortell has decided to
transfer to another school following freshman Philip Nelson’s
takeover of the position.
Coach Jerry Kill said Tuesday that he respects the Kansas
native’s choice and ”will help him in any way” he can.
Shortell started two games last season when MarQueis Gray was
injured. He threw three touchdown passes in relief of Gray against
Western Michigan on Sept. 15 and started three more games while
Gray was hurt, but the sophomore was picked off three times at Iowa
on Sept. 29 and injured against Northwestern on Oct. 13. Nelson got
the job the following week.
Shortell has thrown for eight touchdowns, seven interceptions
and a 54 percent completion rate in his career.