Dec 28, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson (9) runs the ball on a keeper against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the first quarter of the Car Care Bowl at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Don't expect Nelson to do much running for Minnesota Gophers

With minimal game experience at the quarterback position for the Minnesota Gophers, the team will attempt to minimize the amount of hits on their signal callers.

“I think there’s a lot of the quarterback run game that we kind of got rid of,” Philip Nelson said via

As a freshman, Nelson started seven games last year in relief of injured quarterbacks MarQueis Gray and Max Shortell. The depth behind Nelson includes redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner and true freshman Chris Streveler.

Quarterback read-options and designed quarterback run plays are very common in college football.

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