Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Rumors, competition and the like

Posted by: under College football Updated: December 9, 2009 - 7:06 PM

Greetings.

Just a quick note between writing my football story for tomorrow and covering the Gophers women's basketball game:

After the Gophers first pre-bowl practice, coach Tim Brewster reiterated that he is not a candidate at Kansas -- or any other school, for that matter -- and said he hadn't contacted Kansas about the position.

He also said that MarQueis Gray will play extensively at wide receiver in the bowl. But, come spring practice, the starting quarterback job will be up for competition between Adam Weber and Gray.

I wrote more about it for tomorrow's paper, but Gray is excited about the upcoming competition and Weber welcomes it.

Couple other quickies: Mike Rallis (leg) and Xzavian Brandon (knee) both practiced for the first time Wednesday.

 

That's about it. Have a good night.

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