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Gophers' Conor Rhoda, Demry Croft to do delicate dance of two-quarterback system

The Gophers football coach declared “they’re both the starter” a couple of weeks ago when talking about senior Conor Rhoda and sophomore Demry Croft.

Nelson recovered and led a four-game winning streak, but then Minnesota’s offense dried up in losses to Wisconsin, Michigan State and Syracuse in the Texas Bowl.

Rhoda completed seven of 15 passes in his lone start, subbing for an injured Leidner, at Maryland last fall for 82 yards and a touchdown — and the Gophers won 31-10.

Fleck said he has learned from his first year at Western Michigan, when freshman Zach Terrell eventually seized the starting job after splitting time.

“Nothing is more telling when those guys get under the lights and the stands are filled,” said Terrell, a four-year starter who led Western Michigan to a Cotton Bowl appearance last season.

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