The Gophers have made true freshman Daniel Faalele the starter at right tackle, a switch made during the last game against Iowa when Anthony Nelson had three sacks while being blocked by sophomore Sam Schlueter. The Australia-born Faalele is listed at 6-foot-9 and 400 pounds.
“I think we just ride with him. Let him play. He’s going to have to play. He’s one of the strongest people probably in the Big Ten,” said Fleck, on whether to preserve a redshirt season for Faalele.