Following his removal from training camp for a violation of team rules in August, Golden Gophers wide receiver Andre McDonald will not play football for the Maroon and Gold this season according to head coach Jerry Kill.
“Right now he’s not going to play for us this semester. That’s all I’m going to say on that,” said Kill.
The University of Minnesota will take on New Mexico State University this Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M. with their young and unproven wide receiver corps. The announcement of his absence from the roster for the rest of the season is a bit of a shocker and begs the question of whether the Hopkins High School graduate will ever see the field for the Gophers again.
In Other News…
- A few more notes from the football press conference include: cornerback Derrick Wells has returned to practice, quarterback Philip Nelson is trying to fix the mistakes the offense made against UNLV, and running back Donnell Kirkwood is considered questionable for the game against the Aggies — the door is now open for someone to lead the team out of the backfield.
- The Minnesota volleyball team also hosted a press conference Tues. for local media. Head coach Hugh McCutchen and senior outside hitter Ashley Wittman were in attendance at the Sports Pavillion. When asked about the goals for the team for this year, McCutchen said:
… trying to win national championships is always the goal. We think that we are one of the few institutions that is capable of doing that on a regular basis. We try to honor that every year in the way that we train and prepare for matches and the way that we compete.
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