“Once more, when you do not do the best issues, you aren’t going to play,” Fleck stated after Minnesota’s 31-24 loss to Maryland at TCF Financial institution Stadium. “…I am not going to sacrifice a win on the sector with depth, simply so our guys say, ‘Nicely, we do not have to do the appropriate issues, and I can nonetheless play.’ That is not true.”
Earlier than McGhee, Fleck has provided slight variations of that phrase when describing the standing of backup quarterback Demry Croft and demoted receiver Rashad Nonetheless. Fleck stated final week that Croft stays “suspended indefinitely,” whereas Nonetheless performed however did not catch Saturday. Nonetheless missed the sport towards Center Tennessee on Sept. sixteen, whereas Croft has missed two and counting.
McGhee, a senior, has been credited with getting the secondary lined up within the first three video games this season. He has eight tackles, two move breakups and a pressured fumble.
“Hopefully he shall be again right here quickly, and I’ll make that decision as we proceed to maneuver ahead,” Fleck stated.
Within the first quarter, fellow beginning security Antoine Winfield Jr. exited with a left hamstring damage, in response to KFAN. He was restricted in camp after tweaking that muscle. He returned to play in every non convention recreation this season and was third on the group with 18 tackles, a deal with for loss, a sack and a blocked area aim.
“He is probably the greatest gamers within the convention,” Fleck stated. “We’re skinny at secondary as it’s. That’s no thriller — actually skinny — for lots of causes. However once more, that is my problem and our problem as a soccer staff. I do know guys are going to step in there.”
The Gophers had Adekunle Ayinde and Jacob Huff, who gained Massive Ten defensive participant of the week on Sept. 18, as the opposite safeties. Ayinde began at security within the season opener towards Buffalo over McGhee, who was suspended for a concentrating on name within the Vacation Bowl final December.
Minnesota pulled a redshirt off freshman security Ken Useful-Holly on Saturday, whereas sophomore cornerback Coney Durr returned after a knee damage within the Vacation Bowl final December.
The Gophers’ second-main extensive receiver Demetrius Douglas might be out for a big period of time, Fleck stated.
“We’re going to should make some selections on whether or not we convey individuals again or not or hope for medical redshirts,” Fleck stated.
By means of three video games, Douglas, a real freshman, had eleven receptions for eighty three yards, which was behind solely sophomore Tyler Johnson.
With out Douglas, Phillip Howard had a profession highs of 4 catches for forty six yards, and Eric Carter had…