Who is the greatest quarterback in gopher history?

Who is the greatest QB in gopher History

  • Mitch Liedner

    Votes: 8 7.8%
  • Adam Weber

    Votes: 7 6.9%
  • Brian Cupito

    Votes: 3 2.9%
  • Asad Abdul Khaliq

    Votes: 2 2.0%
  • Rickey Foggie

    Votes: 27 26.5%
  • Tony Dungy

    Votes: 4 3.9%
  • Sandy Stephens

    Votes: 47 46.1%
  • Tanner Morgan

    Votes: 25 24.5%
  • Marquel Fleetwood

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 3.9%

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One National Championship; Two Rose Bowls; Rose Bowl Victory; College Football Hall of Fame; Not to mention being a major figure in the integration of college football.

Can't believe we're having this discussion.
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1571 yards
13 touchdowns
27 interceptions

228 carries
888 yards
17 touchdown
 

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I would have to say Weber was the best in my lifetime based on the total body of work and what he had to work with, which was cold chili. Then again, he had Decker which saved a lot of poor throws.

I know a lot on here like Leidner, but his epic collapse against Wisconsin disqualifies him from consideration as he was uniquely useless in that game. The only thing that comes close were the epic collapses we had vs. Michigan and Texas Tech. But, those were more on the team as a whole. Mitch singlehandedly lost the Wisconsin game - and you can't do that vs. your biggest rival and make a list as the greatest QB.
 

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I would have to say Weber was the best in my lifetime based on the total body of work and what he had to work with, which was cold chili. Then again, he had Decker which saved a lot of poor throws.

I know a lot on here like Leidner, but his epic collapse against Wisconsin disqualifies him from consideration as he was uniquely useless in that game. The only thing that comes close were the epic collapses we had vs. Michigan and Texas Tech. But, those were more on the team as a whole. Mitch singlehandedly lost the Wisconsin game - and you can't do that vs. your biggest rival and make a list as the greatest QB.
My badger mom laughed in my face as crudler threw the game away.
 

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Haha...
Haha...OMG...you guys are toooooo effing funny!
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If Leidner is an option then you pretty much need to add every quarterback from the sepia tone era that either kept the ball, handed it off to either halfback, or gave it to the fullback.
 

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Maybe this will help put things in perspective (sorted by completion %):
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If Leidner is an option then you pretty much need to add every quarterback from the sepia tone era that either kept the ball, handed it off to either halfback, or gave it to the fullback.
See my post above. I think Leidner holds his own way better than people give him credit for.
I voted for Morgan though.
 

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See my post above. I think Leidner holds his own way better than people give him credit for.
I voted for Morgan though.
Thanks. But where is the "Number of Disastrous Interceptions Late in the Game Resulting in a Loss" column?
 
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How about Bobby Cox? His picture was on the front cover of Sports Illustrated naming him the Best Quarterback in College Football in the mid-50's.
 

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No Mike Hohensee on the list...? He'd have to be in the conversation, at least.
Agree on Hohensee, at least worthy of discussion. He was a JUCO, so his career stats suffer a bit.
 

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How about Bobby Cox? His picture was on the front cover of Sports Illustrated naming him the Best Quarterback in College Football in the mid-50's.
Here's my spreadsheet updated with Cox included:
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100/297
1571 yards
13 touchdowns
27 interceptions

228 carries
888 yards
17 touchdown
Well aware the stats don't bear it out. Guess I'm defining "Greatest" in a different way; as in who accomplished the most in his time as the Gopher QB.
 

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My Fav was Sweet Feet - I love that whole era of CFB with QBs who were really run first and pass second.

Objectively, he probably wasn't the best, but it don't matter to me.
 

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See my post above. I think Leidner holds his own way better than people give him credit for.
I voted for Morgan though.
More comedy? Leidner had no business as a bt starting qb. Stop accepting mediocrity.
 

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Well aware the stats don't bear it out. Guess I'm defining "Greatest" in a different way; as in who accomplished the most in his time as the Gopher QB.
Yeah I don’t even know how to contextualize it. What was a good season back then?
 

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So hard to analyze across different eras. Bobby Cox with 37 career completions.
I think it's even somewhat hard to compare Cupito with Morgan. Football has progressively become more pass-friendly over time.
 

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I would have to say Weber was the best in my lifetime based on the total body of work and what he had to work with, which was cold chili. Then again, he had Decker which saved a lot of poor throws.

I know a lot on here like Leidner, but his epic collapse against Wisconsin disqualifies him from consideration as he was uniquely useless in that game. The only thing that comes close were the epic collapses we had vs. Michigan and Texas Tech. But, those were more on the team as a whole. Mitch singlehandedly lost the Wisconsin game - and you can't do that vs. your biggest rival and make a list as the greatest QB.
I almost voted Weber. I think if you put Weber on the 2019 Gophers, he probably does some really nice things.
 

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Before 1954, at Minnesota, the QB was a minor figure in the backfield, mostly serving as a blocking back. The left halfback was the equivalent of the QB today, being essentially a dual QB - so Pug Lund, Bruce Smith or Paul Giel would be among the best "QBs" ever. Abdul Khaliq led the nation in passing efficiency his senior year and could run, too. Few players have made as much improvement from sophomore to senior as he did. He led a 10-3 team. I'd go with him, in the modern era.
 

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Who is worst QB with at least 500 attempts? Wood if you have full sheet can you post list of qualifiers?
Adam Weber*20072010909159457.0109176.86.37251123.13988732.210
2Mitch Leidner*20132016580102956.472877.16.43632121.244614953.433
3Cory Sauter1994199753994557.068347.26.54034124.6261-226-0.98
4Bryan Cupito*2002200651391855.974468.18.15525138.39030.00
5Marquel Fleetwood1989199246587653.152796.04.31841101.13398752.615
6Asad Abdul-Khaliq*2000200348184656.966607.97.85525138.528511584.116
7Mike Hohensee1981198239272254.347926.65.63331116.5128630.55
8Tanner Morgan*2018202040565362.060289.29.44618157.3127-41-0.32
9Rickey Foggie1984198729262846.549037.86.63332119.251020384.024
10Tim Schade1993199432262751.439866.45.42223109.061310.52
11Tony Dungy1973197627458646.835156.04.2253599.341311652.816
12Scott Schaffner1987199127851554.034726.75.62122115.52221740.86
13Craig Curry
 

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Wow that’s (formatting) ugly. Ignore the stuff other the names unless you can put it together

thats the list of 13 gopher quarterbacks with 500+ attempts though
 

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Pretty good list. I thought there would be some dogs in there but no.
If I had to pick one...Dungy has got to be the worst passer of the group (due to clearly the worst completion %) with Fleetwood and Schade being the only two close to him (due to high interceptions)
 

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I think it's even somewhat hard to compare Cupito with Morgan. Football has progressively become more pass-friendly over time.
Maybe.
The guy 1 QB after Cupito is the all time leader in attempts and yards and touchdowns.
The guy before Cupito and Cupito are tied for second in touchdowns.


I know Morgan is playing in a different era than Stephens but I’m not sure we are in that different of an era now than we were 15 years ago.

14 years ago Colt Brennan was throwing for 5k and 50 touchdowns at Hawaii
30 years ago Ty Dettmer was throwing for 5k and 40 TDs at BYU
40 years ago Jim Wilson threw for 3k yards at Illinois
50 years ago, between Stephens and Dungy, Jim Plunket threw for 2900 and 20 touchdowns
 
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