The depth of Minnesota’s secondary took a blow on Tuesday with the news of Briean Boddy-Calhoun’s season ending knee injury. On the third play of the Golden Gophers win at New Mexico State last Saturday, Boddy-Calhoun tore his ACL and MCL.
The promising junior will undergo surgery to repair the damaged knee and will look to get a medical redshirt for the season. If awarded by the NCAA, the medical redshirt will still leave two years of eligibility for Boddy-Calhoun on head coach Jerry Kill’s improving defense.
The Wilmington, Del. native started both games for Minnesota this season in replacement for fellow cornerback Derrick Wells, who is recovering from an injury of his own.
The defensive back position has been a position of strength for Minnesota heading into the season but now the team will have to rely on even more of that depth moving forward. Players like Jeremy Baltazar and Marcus Jones will be looked at to fill the loss immediately this weekend when the Gophers host Western Illinois.
Time will tell how Boddy-Calhoun is able to recover from his injury, but in the short-term, the Gophers will have to lean on their mentality of the “next man up.”
In Other News…
- With the start of the 2013-14 Minnesota women’s hockey season just a few weeks away, the Gophers named senior forward Bethany Brausen as team captain for the upcoming year along with fellow seniors Sarah Davis, Baylee Gillanders and Kelly Terry serving as assistant captains.
- Richard Pitino recently purchased a million dollar home in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina. Pitino and his family will settle into the five bedroom, 4,920 square-foot home which showcases a maroon dining room.
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Marcus Jones has more return touchdowns (2) in 2013 than Philip Nelson has touchdown passes (1) #Gophers.
— jace frederick (@SPACEJACE27) September 11, 2013