One of the Gophers' favorite offensive formations will need a new cornerstone in 2021.
Seth Green, a redshirt senior who has an extra year of eligibility from the pandemic, announced his decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal Thursday on social media. The Woodbury native was a bit of a positional nomad throughout his college career, going from quarterback to tight end to wide receiver to wildcat quarterback in his time with the Gophers.
"This spring semester, I will graduate with my master's degree," Green wrote. "… After many thoughts, prayers and trusted conversations, I have made the decision to enter the transfer portal and play my last season elsewhere."
The former three-star quarterback at East Ridge played his final year of high school at Texas powerhouse Allen. He initially committed to Oregon before flipping to Minnesota and redshirting his first season in 2016.
Green appeared in 33 games in four seasons, scoring 15 touchdowns mostly on short rushes from the wildcat formation. Gophers coach P.J. Fleck didn't often use Green as a receiver, with most of the player's experience coming in those short-yardage situations.
At 6-4 and 240 pounds, Green has the size and versatility to work as a flex tight end, which is what he intends to play as a transfer, per his Twitter post. Green could not be reached for further comment.