Tag:Tim Brewster Fired
Posted on: October 16, 2010 9:34 pm
Edited on: October 16, 2010 9:35 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli
Well, the word came earlier this week that if Minnesota lost to Purdue on Saturday that Tim Brewster would be fired. Minnesota lost 28-17 to the Boilermakers on Saturday afternoon, and now reports are surfacing that Brewster has been fired. Though Brewster told the Pioneer Press that nobody from the school had talked to him about his job status , a report from GopherIllustrated.com says that Brewster has been informed he will not return next season , but that he will finish out the 2010 season.
The article is for subscribers only, but the site did publish this tweet.
Still, it's important to point out that no official word has come from the University of Minnesota just yet, and until that happens we can't really be sure what's going on in Minneapolis.
Posted on: October 16, 2010 2:17 pm
Edited on: November 13, 2010 6:15 pm
Posted by Adam Jacobi
Coming into today's game, 1-5 Minnesota was desperate for a big win; not only did the Gopher need to keep a faint hope of bowl eligibility alive, but reports were that Tim Brewster was coaching with his job on the line.
Well, apparently Brewster doesn't respond well to pressure, because Purdue is putting the hurt on these Gophers. An Antavian Edison receiving touchdown pushed the score to 21-0, but Minnesota is shooting itself in the foot.
Minnesota had a chance to make the score 14-7 early in the second half when Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley intercepted Rob Henry and embarked on a long return. But Tinsley fumbled the ball into the pylon, which is by rule a touchback. No points for Minnesota, 1st and 10 Purdue at the 20 yard line.
Purdue turned that new opportunity into the touchdown mentioned above, and the Gophers appeared to respond with a touchdown of their own. But Adam Weber 's 13-yard scoring pass was nullified on an illegal shift, and Minnesota had to settle for a field goal on 4th and 14.
So that's 11 points taken directly off the board for the Gophers, and that doesn't even take into effect the botched punt snap late in the first half that Purdue turned into a touchdown with a short field. So let's add that, and there's an 18-point swing in an 18-point game. That's not to make excuses for Minnesota or to suggest that they should be tied; turnovers and mistakes are every bit a part of football as rushing or passing, after all, and Minnesota's regular proclivity for those turnovers and mistakes is a big reason why Tim Brewster's time atop the program is likely coming to an end.
Posted on: October 15, 2010 1:53 pm
Edited on: October 15, 2010 1:55 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson
Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster believes that his squad could be 5-1 and sitting near the top of the Big Ten right now. The coach has remained positive about his Golden Gophers squad despite the current five game losing streak that has included dropping games to Northern Illinois and South Dakota. In fact Minnesota's only win was a 24-17 squeaker against Middle Tennessee. Brewster has been sitting on a flaming hot seat since the beginning of the season, and now it looks like his time at Minnesota could be closing quickly.
Yahoo! Sports' Tom Dienhnart reported Friday that Brewster may be coaching for his job against Purdue on Saturday.
Granted, Minnesota's AD could have been having routine discussions with Brewster's representatives, but chances are that this threat could be very real. Brewster's firing has been a done deal in the opinion of many, and this just puts a final date on it.
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