Gophers quarterback Conor Rhoda is returning to the team for his fifth season. Coach P.J. Fleck met with Rhoda on Saturday and got him to stay, Rhoda said in a text message.
Rhoda, a redshirt junior who was the Gophers No. 2 QB last year behind Mitch Leidner, had been granted permission to speak to other schools about moving on as a graduate transfer.
Now, the strong-armed Rhoda will have a chance to compete for the 2017 job.
Excited to be back! Coach Fleck is going to bring this place to new heights. Row the Boat!!!!— conor rhoda (@Crhoda_15) January 7, 2017
Jeff Jones update
Former Minneapolis Washburn star Jeff Jones said he plans to enroll at Kansas Garden City Community College on Jan. 15. He had a short stint with the Gophers in 2015 before transferring to Iowa Western Community College and falling into trouble with the law.