Rapid Reaction: Gophers Beat Hawkeyes To Retain Floyd Of Rosedale

Floyd isn’t going anywhere.

For the first time since 1998-2000, the Minnesota Gophers will keep Floyd of Rosedale for two consecutive years.

Last year the Gophers won the trophy from the Iowa Hawkeyes in a thrilling 27-24 highlight-of-the-season type game. This year the swine will be staying right where he belongs; in the confines of the University of Minnesota. [Read more…]

Tim Brewster’s Struggles Continue vs. USC

Tim Brewster came to Minneapolis with the reputation as a top notch recruiter who would bring college football excitement and energy back to the Golden Gophers’ program. To those Minnesota faithful who have seen this before, with none other than Jim Wacker, the hiring was puzzling.

This is especially the case when Gary Patterson, head coach of Texas Christian, and Lane Kiffin, USC’s current head coach, interviewed for the job. Joel Maturi must take some of the blame for this debacle.

By Patrick Herbert

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Insight Bowl Sheds Even More Insight on Gophers Holes

By Mike Gallagher

68 teams, 34 bowls, lots and lots of corporate sponsorships and money being thrown around.

Clearly, college football has gotten money-based to the point of any true sports fan being nauseated, as more than half of FBS teams make it to a bowl.

Obviously this makes for a lot of meaningless football, and December 31st’s Insight Bowl was, without a doubt, no exception.

Minnesota’s 14-13 loss to upstart Iowa State, however, did help re-affirm the question marks that some supporters had coming into the game.

But instead of throwing everyone from head coach Tim Brewster to freshman 6th string cornerback Lucas Duppler under the bus, because it is extremely tempting to do it after a season like this, I decided to answer some of those questions in a more positive light, as it is the start of a brand new year and a chance to turn the page.

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