[picappgallerysingle id="2717445"]University of Minnesota Gophers veteran quarterback Adam Weber is ready to have a terrific season this year, and I think that he will. After all the bad media blood that’s been spilled over him, we have to remember that Adam Weber is the top-producing quarterback who has ever played for the Minnesota Gophers.
And Weber’s had to deal with a revolving door at the coaching position of offensive coordinator. Don’t underestimate the influence of that position on the quarterback – including rotating coordinators in and out, which isn’t a good thing.
So, let’s instead place blame for last year’s dreadful season where it’s mostly due: former Minnesota Gophers offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, who made some bonehead moves for the Gophers last year – including messing around with Adam Weber’s release.
And the Minnesota Gophers quarterback suffered for it, giving us a dismal season last year.
My reason for optimism? First of all, Adam Weber is fully healthy this year, and that goes a long way towards a player’s production – whether it’s football or baseball, college or pro. In addition, Fisch is gone this season, replaced by new Gophers offensive coordinator Jeff Horton, with whom Weber reportedly feels much more comfortable.
The Minnesota Gophers won’t go back to the spread-style offense that worked so well for Adam Weber in his first two years as Gophers quarterback, but Horton will utilize much more manageable pro offense plays than Fisch’s last year. The Gophers also have, by all accounts, a much stronger offensive line this season.
It will also help Weber to have a revamped (and according to reports, much better) running game this season. In order to win games, every good quarterback needs a solid running game.
But in the end, it’s all up to Adam Weber. While very vocal about his support of Weber this season, head coach Tim Brewster has also said that Weber will lose the starting job to sophomore up-and-comer MarQueis Gray if Weber gets hurt or plays poorly.
I think that Adam Weber will have a fantastic senior year as the Minnesota Gophers quarterback. We’ll get our first taste tonight as the Gophers take on Middle Tennessee State University in their season opener. So, until we know better, let’s show Adam Weber a little love.