Don’t Blame Gopher Football’s Offense for Struggles

Adam Weber

It seems like it’s something new every year for the Gophers. [Read more…]

Gophers are the Same Team With or Without Brewster

Tim Brewster Fired

Changing coaches is an inevitable thing unless your name is Joe Paterno or John Gagliardi of St. John’s.  [Read more…]

When Will Joel Maturi Fire Tim Brewster?

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Tim Brewster signed a contract extension this offseason that will keep him as the Gophers head coach through the 2013 season.

In a town that has been famous for terrible football coaches (Glen Mason, Mike Tice, Brad Childress), this should come as no surprise.

But only three days after the Gophers lost to USC in a game that had no business being as close as it was, it is becoming more painfully obvious that mediocrity is something not only accepted, but embraced around Minnesota’s campus.

When Minnesota Athletic Director Joel Maturi presented Tim Brewster with the two year extension, he expressed optimism about the future, saying that Brewster “deserves to coach his kids.”

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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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Are the Minnesota Gophers Really THIS Bad?

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Less than twelve hours after an article stated there was no way the Gophers would struggle, let alone lose to South Dakota was posted in this same spot, the Gophers did the unthinkable. [Read more…]

Offense Steady, Defense Suspect in Gophers Season Opening Win

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No one knew what to expect going into the Minnesota Gophers opener against Middle Tennessee State Thursday night, but all in all, Gophers running back Duane Bennett summed it up pretty well. [Read more…]

2010 Minnesota Gophers Football Season Preview

With the 2010 college football season just hours away from opening for the Minnesota Gophers, Tim Brewster and Gopher faithful alike can’t be too comfortable heading into the opener at Middle Tennessee State.   [Read more…]

Big Ten Media Day One Wrap-up, Coaches Edition

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Check out that snazzy graphic above.  Study it.  Love it.

And then realize that this is the last year that it will be relevant and current.

Much like the conference expansion dominated the news after the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Big Ten’s expansion to add Nebraska was the dominant topic of Big Ten Media Day on day 1.

It got a little tiresome, quite frankly. [Read more…]

Grading Minnesota Gophers 2010 Signing Day

By Mike Gallagher

4:30 in the early evening on Wednesday February 3rd, 2010 rolled around, and Seantrel Henderson broke Minnesota fans hearts.

After much speculation and months of waiting, three letters were on the lips of the best lineman in the nation. [Read more…]

With Signing Day Here, Gophers Look Out of Running for Seantrel Henderson

By Mike Gallagher

Seantrel Henderson is one of the best recruits to ever come out of Minnesota, and it looks as if he’ll be the best one ever to get away.

With signing day on February 3rd, Henderson is set to announce his decision on CBS College Sports Network at 4:30 p.m. central time.

Not a person that can be found on earth knows what school Henderson is going to go with, and a dry run a few hours ago in the CBS College studios wielded no hint of it, either.

The one detail we do know, which is completely insignificant, is that it may not involve a hat selection, just a verbal revealing of the choice.

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Gophers, Brewster Talking Contract Extension

By Mike Gallagher

If this were a bar, Gophers AD Joel Maturi would be cutoff.

“The fact of the matter is we’re 6-6, if we win our bowl game, we’ll be 7-6.  That’s one game better than when Brewster took over the program three years ago.”

Wow.  That was Maturi a few days before the Gophers DID NOT win the Insight Bowl vs. Iowa State, thus making the Gophers record the same as it was the last year before the Brewster reign of terror began.

Even if the Gophers had won the bowl game, think of the hilarity of that comment.  How low must expectations be that an improvement of one win over three seasons is acceptable?

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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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