Minnesota Gophers wide receiver and wildcat quarterback, Seth Green, has announced his entry into the transfer portal, to play a final grad-transfer season elsewhere. The 23-year-old Green will be the owner of a shiny new Master’s Degree when he hits the portal after this spring semester.
Wild ride continues…
Seth Green has had a rollercoaster college career that started before he graduated high school. A phenom quarterback prospect out of East Ridge, Minnesota, Green committed to the University of Oregon as a Junior before transferring to Allen, TX for his Senior year of high school.
His prospect status fell from that point, as he struggled to take over the starting job in Allen. He would eventually decommit from Oregon and commit to his hometown Minnesota Gophers. He enrolled a month later (January, 2016) and redshirted one season under Tracy Claeys.
PJ Fleck + Wildcat
A year after Seth Green enrolled at Minnesota, PJ Fleck was hired as the new head coach. It wasn’t long before fans were openly wondering if Green would ever play significant snaps as a Gopher QB or WR, especially with how PJ Fleck was changing the recruiting game.
In 2018, Green’s 2nd season, Fleck’s plan for the Woodbury kid quickly became clear. Seth Green was the new “Wildcat” QB and his effectiveness at the position was immediately obvious. Green took over 300 snaps on offense that year, almost all of which came in the wildcat. He ran for 8 touchdowns, threw for 3 more and even tossed an interception.
That 2018 season would be far and away Green’s best. He never reached 150 snaps through the rest of his Minnesota career and only tallied 7 total touchdowns through 2019 and 2020, falling one short of the 8 he tallied in 2018.
Green never caught a touchdown at the University of Minnesota, though he’s always been listed as a wide receiver or tight end.
I hope Green finds a spot where he can get some legitimate playing time at tight end or receiver. I’d like to see what he can do with consistent targets. I just don’t know how far down the ladder of college football competitiveness he’ll have to drop to find that opportunity.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan