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Brewster out at Minnesota

Posted on: October 17, 2010 10:58 am
Edited on: October 17, 2010 11:19 am
Tim Brewster's coaching never backed up his mouth. Minnesota's fourth-year coach was fired Sunday seven games into the season.

Neither the firing, nor its timing were surprising. Brewster clearly had worn out his welcome with his personality and losing record (15-30 in 3 1/2 seasons). The last straw was Saturday's 28-17 loss to Purdue.

When Brewster arrived in January 2007, the former Denver Broncos' tight ends coach promised an end to Minnesota's Rose Bowl drought that has reached almost 50 years. He was sensitive to negative stories and sometimes surly with reporters who wrote them. Not a good combination at a place that is used to frustration and in a market that loves its Vikings and Twins. Although he took the Gophers to two Insight Bowls, the team finished above .500 only once under Brewster.

The firing of Glen Mason prior to Brewster's arrival looks almost foolish now. Mason delivered seven bowls in 10 seasons but Minnesota got greedy and thought it could be better. Maybe it can, but the stakes are higher now. Minnesota AD Joel Maturi must hit a home run with his next hire. He must hire an experienced head coach. (Mike Leach is available.) He must make people forget the words he said when Brewster was hired.

"I realize my neck's on the line," Maturi said in 2007. 

Maturi hired a coach who came highly recommended as a recruiter, but had never been a coordinator. It quickly became clear that the job was too big for him. 

His firing opens a coaching-change season that promises to be interesting with questions at Colorado and Georgia, among others.    


Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 9:17 pm

Brewster out at Minnesota

Brewster is and always will be a dounce!

Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Brewster out at Minnesota

I want make any comments on your journalist ability (it speaks for itself)!  But to keep implying that Mark Richt and the University of Georgia will be parting ways is systematic lunacy in which maybe you are head of the class.  What is this obsession with UGA firing Richt. He is having a down year as did his predecessors who's record is not as impressive as Richts.
Yes I know the article is about Brewster and Minnesota but do us all a favor and stick to the subject at hand and stop reporting on what you don't know (UGA and its affairs).
But good luck in trying to cause an uproar in the bulldog(bulldawg) nation that is not there....we realize that firing our head coach would be stupid and idioic at best (something of which YOU have know experience with...wink wink lol)!

Since: Apr 10, 2010
Posted on: October 17, 2010 10:53 pm

Brewster out at Minnesota

Agreed, I have no clue how coz can keep getting jobs. He took Nebraska's D to last in the nation ranked something like 108th. 2 years later Bo has that same D as one of the best in nation and in the Big 12 championship. Coz is a highschool coach at best.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2010 9:03 pm

Brewster out at Minnesota

Bielema is a jerk and way overrated. Plus he always has a look on his face like he's constipated or something.

Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: October 17, 2010 7:44 pm

Brewster out at Minnesota

Kevin Cosgrove gets another coach fired. Any coach that hires that dude is definitely shortening his career. Ask any Wisconsin or Nebraska fan. As far as head coach options, Maybe Wade Phillips will be available soon!

Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: October 17, 2010 5:05 pm

Brewster out at Minnesota

The sourpuss complaint versus Bielema was the end. When you complain about that, you are admitting your team is simply so bad that you hope somebody else will have mercy on you. Nobody wants to root for a program like that. No booster is gonna contribute to a team that is begging for mercy.The only thing different I would have done if I was Bielema was respond "Well, yeah we went for 2. They couldn't stop us at anything we did, so I figured we should take that, too!"

Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: October 17, 2010 1:33 pm
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Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2010 1:08 pm

Brewster out at Minnesota

He did a terrible job at Minnesota.  So has the A.D.  Minnesota has to shake things up.  They have to hire a coach who is not afraid to putting his system in.  They also have to hire a coach who is entertaining and can fill their new staduim up.  Next season, the go into a division that will include Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Northwestern.  That is a very tall order for this team.  I suggest they go after Mike Leach.  If nothing else, he will open up that offense and make things interesting.  Right now, that is the best that Minnesota can hope for.

Since: Dec 4, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2010 1:04 pm

Brewster out at Minnesota

Some of these guys are like 0% chances but I would bet cold hard ca$h that former KU coach Mark Mangino is high on the list. I think tubbs is a great coach, just get the lap band already buddy. I know you saw some heinous stuff as first responder but do it for your health.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2010 12:36 pm

Brewster out at Minnesota

Right on the money.  Maturi is the idiot who hired this cheerleader and to top it off, he gave Brewster an extension after last year.  The U of M needs to clean house!

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