Minnesota quarterback Demry Croft will not be with the team this Saturday when the Gophers host Middle Tennessee, head coach P.J. Fleck announced on Tuesday.
Fleck also said Conor Rhoda would be the full-time starter on Monday.
There weren’t many details about Croft’s absence but Fleck did have a few words on the quarterback.
“He is dealing with some personal issues that are way, way more important than football, so it’s my job as a head football coach to get him what he needs,” Fleck said according to TwinCities.com. “We are going to help him any way we can. I’m not going to get into that, in respect to his privacy and his personal life.
“If you do not do the right thing academically, athletically, socially and spiritually, and you do not uphold the high, high expectations of our culture on and off the field, you will not play. And it does not matter who you are.”
Croft has appeared in both of Minnesota’s games this season, completing seven-of-12 passes for 63 yards. He also has seven carries for 96 yards and a touchdown in two games.
While Croft will not be with the team for this upcoming Saturday, it was not announced how long the quarterback would be away from the team.