Roof’s departure made official

Posted on January 6th, 2009 – 3:31 PM
By Kent Youngblood

The University of Minnesota just officially annouced that defensive coordinator Ted Roof was leaving the Gophers to take a similar position at Auburn.

”Our defense improved a great deal under Coach Roof this past season,” coach Tim Brewster said in the release. ”Good coaches are always going to be in demand and I wish Ted the best of luck in the future.”

My sense is this development, while not a complete surprise — there were rumors of Roof talking to Auburn over the last few weeks — it is going to take Brewster a little longer to fill this position. I believe Brewster has a new offensive coordinator in mind and that we could get that announcement within 24 hours.

That’s it for now. I’ll get back to you when I hear more.

166 Responses to "Roof’s departure made official"

mn_cagv says:

January 6th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Simply WOW!!!! So is the world of college football.

Ski-u-mah says:

January 6th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Just when I started thinking better days were ahead. Two coordinators in one day. I don’t really know what to say.

the Loon says:

January 6th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Other than fantasy football recruiting, what else do you guys see in Brewster? It is like watching a used car salesman hype ‘a great deal’ every day. New day, new car.

When we take the field against Syracuse next year Brewster will be 3-14 against BCS teams in two years and we will have our fourth and fifth coordinators in those TWO years. Does that seem to imply a clear vision to you? Here is what I want to do?

I’ll tell you what you should be thinking. We went from a good coach at a bad program five years ago, to a really bad coach at a bad program getting a beautiful new stadium.

Thanks again to Maturi and all the deep thinkers who made this all possible.

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 6th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Doesn’t it make you a little nervous to hear that this brewster will replace his 2 year old offense overnight with a quick announcement on the offensive coordinator. Espeically, since this brewster’s ideas about what kind of offense fits hs personality seem to be changing on a daily basis. Is he a power runner freak…a spread offense freak…or WHAT kind of freak?????

Back to square one.

Bring in a new ad because I can sense a national coaching search coming up in the not too distant future. Thank heavens for the new stadium being in place. At least that will be ONE selling point when the time comes. At least that will be one brick and concrete image that can be sold!

These are pretty serious times over at the Bierman Complex…

Loon's a tool says:

January 6th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

MASON WAS NOT A GOOD COACH! GET IT IN YOUR OLD PEA BRAINED MIND! HE WAS AS AVERAGE AS THEY COME! YOU JUST MAKE YOURSELF LOOK EVEN MORE STUPID EVERYTIME YOU BRING UP CRAP LIKE THAT! PLEASE STOP NOW FOR EVERYONE HERE’S SANITY!

I WISH I KNEW WHERE YOU LIVED BECAUSE MY ONE GOAL IN LIFE WOULD BE TO COME OVER TO YOUR HOUSE AND PUNCH YOU IN THE NOSE! MY LIFE WOULD BE COMPLETE!

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 6th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Basically, this brewster is the worst coach I have ever seen at the U of M. He also has proved it on Game Day Saturdays during his 25 game stint so far.

This maturi needs to be ditched right now…on the spot. The football program is on a crash course to total melt-down and disaster. Fire maturi, hire a decent ad and be prepared to start the national search. It will most likely happen sooner rather than later but will start within the next two years.

And, this is a nation of laws and anyone making threats on a board like this is headed for serious legal trouble. Some of you rewster apologists just take things too far. It figures…

Bob says:

January 6th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

They both suck… get over it. Mason is long gone. And he was never Murray Waramth. “We went from a rose bowl in 1960 to no rose bowl since in 2008.” Bring back Warmath if you wish to have a past coach return that was worth a crap. Lets get over the Mason/Browning/whats his name old o line coach fettish.

John Gutekunst says:

January 6th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

To: keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE….

Please stop the “this brewster” and the “this maturi” and the “prexy b” and the “this roof” stuff. It is super annoying and I cant stand to read your comments (novels).

Kit Johnson says:

January 6th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I do not like all these coaches leaving as it only means a couple of things. There is no peace and harmony amongst the staff and no continutiy either. This issue was suppose to have been solved when Maturi gave Brewster the chance to pay these coordinators more money than any coordinators had been paid in the past. Now we go into year 3 with a new OC and DC. One really has to question Brewsters hires when they are only here for that short amount of time. That brings up my final point which is if you have ever been a OC, DC or HC you would know what to look for in a coordinator. Our present coach has not been any of those. This has not been a good week for Gopher football.

Swede700 says:

January 6th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

While it’s unfortunate that Brewster now has to replace both coordinators (with the DC being replaced again), I think he can find someone suitable.

Colt says:

January 6th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

If you were to look around, you’d see a lot of teams shuffling their staffs up right now. It’s not the end of the world. Yeah, I’m a little confused by what Brewster is up to with this power running vs spread business but I’m going to count to 10 and see what happens before I jump off the cliff.

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 6th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Perhaps there is a message to be taken from the comings and goings at the Bierman Complex. We all know what the next two moves will be. Those moves are ineveitable based upon what we have witnessed and what is currently happening. It’s just a matter of time.

Hey there gutey: focus on what is happening within the program…not the language used to describe it.

Also, I have been wishing for a long time that you would never read any of my contrasts. That will make me very happy. Thanks for never reading anything I write. Life is good!

loonsatoolandweknowit says:

January 6th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

People who feel this need to type in all-caps have serious issues. A person who simple needs to punch a guy in the nose from a post on website goes beyond being idotic. Wow.

david_allen_coe says:

January 6th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

John G. …. Why in the world would you ever bother to read the ignorant drivel of this whyne wrenbawlsblatherbabbler? Does’t make any sense to torture yourself reading drug-induced illiteracy.

Sean says:

January 6th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Between “this brewster” guy and some of the rest of you on this board I would think that the U is the only team in America to lose two coordinators. Let’s understand this stuff happens every year.

Their are over 60 teams in BCS conferences alone which puts the number at 120 coordinators and countless assitants. To think that these two coaches, one who couldn’t rush, and the other who couldn’t stop it, are the best coaches out there for this team are ridiculous.

New coaches, new motivational techniques, new perspective. Let’s all take a deep breath.

I support the U because it’s my Alma Matter and because that status isn’t changing, I will always support them. That doesn’t mean that I don’t want good decision made so I can brag about my team out of state (moved away after college). I just think it’s hilarious the expectations some of you clowns have. The Gophers haven’t been even a decent football team since the 60′s. So what if Brewster comes in talking about the Rose Bowl and puffing the team up, what is he supposed to say?

Has he been perfect so far? No. But he did pull in the best recruiting class we’ve had in years. He has had 1 year to work with kids he’s recruited and half the poeple on this board want to fire the guy. Your almost as pathetic as the Childress bashers. He was the guy they hired two years ago, lets give him more time, this is college athletics, be supportive of the kids who earn no money to entertain you.

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says: says:

January 6th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I am actually Glen Mason…

willi plett says:

January 6th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

How about Chuck Long… huge failure at San Diego St as head coach, but a great O-Coordinator at OU before that, and a big ten guy. Excellent recruiter, good with young Qb’s…

Reality says:

January 6th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

And the merry-go-round of incompetent coaches continues, as it has since Stoll. Anyone who has bought or intends to buy tickets to Gophers football are wasting their money. Brewster won’t even come close to Mason’s .400 winning percentage in the Big Ten, which was pathetic in of itself.

Salem, Gutekunst, Wacker and Mason were incompetent, Holtz was criminal, and Brewster is lethal. A good, ethical coach would never consider Minnesota a viable work place. Division Two awaits.

Reality says:

January 6th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

A good ethical person would never consider living in Minnesota. It’s either freezing cold, or hot and humid. The people there are simple, they talk funny, and are fake nice until they get back in the comfort of their living room where they can feel safe to finally give a real opinion.

Minnesota should be kicked out of the United States, maybe Canada will take them.

mn_cagv says:

January 6th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I want Reality to say “that we will never get any good coordinator that will stay for long” and while you are at it please say “that the gopher program will not be any good in 2009″

Reality says:

January 6th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

We will never get any good coordinator that will stay for long. The gopher program will not be any good in 2009.

Decades of irrelevance could be brought to a screeching halt with a move to D2. We could dominate.

Brewlushion says:

January 6th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

The brew-lusion is starting to fade.
How do you develope a program when the key coaching positions OD/DC are a revolving door. You have to questions Brew-lusions coaching IQ and judgement with these past hires. This change will buy brew-lusion one, maybe two more years, whining that he needs time to develope his coaches (bring back the wing T) and bring in more talented athletes.(a comment that is growing old, he has the talent but doesn’t know who to use in what postions )

Brewster gone in January 2010!!!!

Texas Gopher says:

January 6th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

WP—I like your Long as OC idea. I personally would like to see Major Applewhite. A good 4 year run would make him a very hot head coach candidate at age 34.

the Loon says:

January 6th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Wren, your wisdom hits the nail on the head once again. As you have pointed out several times, if Brewster is not a coordinator type, but rather a general manager, where does this leave him after today? Roof was one of the highest paid DCs in the country and he could not get out of here any faster had he been fired from a cannon.

Dunbar was bungled out the door in a Maturiesk foul up of what Brewster was “really, really trying to do”.

I am happy to see Dunbar gone, but the way it was done was a very poor reflection on Brewster’s ability to general manage a boy scout troop.

I would guess we ONLY have a fantasy recruiting expert for a head coach.

Yes Texas, a OC who is a hero in Iowa City would be ideal for Maturi. Maturi could root for Wisconsin and bring their band in to open TCF, the OC could wear his Hawkeye sweats to practice.

david_allen_coe says:

January 6th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

The Looonatic News Services reports tonight that Whyne Renbawlsbabbles has released a statement of blabber in his capacity as Chairman of the Hate Gopher Football Club.

Said Whyne Renbawlsbabbles: “Let me be perfectly clear. This Brewster is an idiot to keep this Dunbar as offensive coordinator. THIS DUNBAR MUST GO, NOW!!!! THIS BREWSTER IS DOOMED IF HE KEEPS THIS DUMBAR ANOTHER DAY.”

“Oh, what’s that? You said what? Huhhhhh? Brewster resigned Dunbar? THAT IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!! HOW STUPID CAN THIS BREWSTER BE? STABILITY … AHHHHH, I SAY STABILITY …. AHHHH THAT IS SPELLED S T A B I L I T Y … THAT IS THE KEY. THIS BREWSTER IS DOOMED WITH NO STABILITY. THIS REVOLVING DOOR AT OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR IS LEADING THE GOPHER FOOTBALL TEAM TO THE LOWEST POINT EVER.”

“Ahhh, do I make myself clear?”

david_allen_coe says:

January 6th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Yes, thank you Whyne Renbawsbabbler. You have made yourself very clear.

mn_cagv says:

January 6th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Thank you, Reality.

andover joe says:

January 6th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Yes, why the outrage? The angst?
I thought having other programs scoop your asst coaches was a sign of a healthy program.
Yet, in the creepy world of loons, wrens and renegades, it is not a compliment.
And imagine making threats on this board. Whooh! The outrage! Renegade, the Keystone cop, is gonna enforce order. Sheriff Loony will give him one bullet for his gun, but he cant put it in the gun. The blogosphere is fully of dorks, and they love to parade around here.

andover joe says:

January 6th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

And Sean was a refreshing read against the usual pablum!
The product on the field will speak for itself next year. At worst, it’s simply year 41 of lameness……

gold04 says:

January 6th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Offensive coordinator – Norm Chow
Defensive Coordinator – Dan Macarney

grunkiejr says:

January 6th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Gold, will you drop it with Norm Chow? It’s a pipe dream that isn’t happening. He is employed, he is living back in LA, and we aren’t going to pay him more than UCLA is going to pay him.

More likely OC candidates: Long (SDSU, OU), Applewhite (Texas, Bama), Holgorsen(Houston OC, formerly at Tx Tech)

DC: Macarney (ISU, Florida), Robinson (Syracuse, Texas), Cosgrove (Nebraska, Wisconsin).

And as Shawn said, other teams lost two coordinators. The first one that comes to mind is USC and the D coordinator isn’t getting promoted, he is taking the D coordinator position at Washington.

grunkiejr says:

January 6th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

My bad, that should have been Sean.

littlebigboy says:

January 7th, 2009 at 12:49 am

Well then according to the geniuses on this board, then USC must be going in the wrong direction too???? I’ll bet if someone offered them $150,000 more to live in your home area they would turn it down???

GoGophers says:

January 7th, 2009 at 8:12 am

littlebigboy hit it right on the head….Roof took the DC job here because he was given a huge raise over his current LB coaches job at Louisville. Brewster knew that Roof wasn’t going to be here long (look at his contract)….but also look at how much we did pay him vs. his predecessors. No way Roof stays here to do the same job he could do closer to home with almost $200,000 more in his pocket.

Let’s move on…we have decent athletes and some depth on both sides of the ball PLUS a new stadium next season. I think Brew will surprise us all.

GoGophers says:

January 7th, 2009 at 8:14 am

90% of Brews staff has stayed with him the past two seasons including his best recruiters.

Texas Gopher says:

January 7th, 2009 at 8:32 am

If Applewhite gets the OC job, break out the band. This would be a huge hire. I watched this guy play and he was one of the “headiest” qb’s I have ever seen. He is a winner. I think he is 30 and a good 4 year run would put him just where he wants to be–interviewing for HC jobs.

Recruiting says:

January 7th, 2009 at 10:23 am

Is this guy ever going to learn:

Brewster wasn’t tipping his hand, but he promised a significant hire.

“It could be relatively soon,” he said. “It’s not going to be long. I think the hire will be an absolute knockout. An absolute killer shot.”

Bayfield Gopher says:

January 7th, 2009 at 10:31 am

I agree Recruiting. I love Brewster’s positive outlook and enthusiasm. But there are times when I wish he would zip it.

Maybe the hire will be a knockout to him, but for 95% of Gophers fans it will be “who is that?”

All the fans want to see is positive results down the road.

david_allen_coe says:

January 7th, 2009 at 10:34 am

Apparently this is how Brewster could make Gopher “fans” happy:

“I am devastated by the losses of Dunbar and Roof. I’ll never find even adequate replacements. We are screwed. There is no hope.”

Is that the kind of attitude you people think the head coach should have?

grunkiejr says:

January 7th, 2009 at 10:41 am

I agree with what has been stated. I like Brew saying that he thinks he can take the team to the Rose Bowl and I like when he says things like he wants to recruit against Meyer, Carroll, etc because they are the best of the best. These statements show a direction for the program and a confidence from the coach.

However, I don’t see how passing along your confidence that the OC hire will be a killer shot is beneficial. I believe in underpromising and overdelivering and that would mean let the OC hire speak for itself.

Recruiting says:

January 7th, 2009 at 10:46 am

Texas Gopher says:

January 7th, 2009 at 8:32 am

If Applewhite gets the OC job, break out the band. This would be a huge hire. I watched this guy play and he was one of the “headiest” qb’s I have ever seen. He is a winner. I think he is 30 and a good 4 year run would put him just where he wants to be–interviewing for HC jobs.
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ohhhhhhhhhhhh….Rose Bowl! Rose Bowl! Rose Bowl!

Jslo says:

January 7th, 2009 at 10:46 am

Loon,

You might have a point about Dunbar, but why do you keep harping on Roof being highly paid. According to reports his salary at Auburn is going to be close to higher. So how can you say that we couldn’t keep him with money whey they are paying him more.

I don’t see why you are bad mouthing Long just because he played at Iowa. Who cares where he played. I can see if you said you were worried that if Ferentz fail 2-3 years from now that Long would try to bolt for the head coaching job at his alma mater, but all you do is act like he would be rooting for them. I think he’d try to do as good a job as he’s capable of in order to do what all young coaches want…get a HC job (not necessarily at Iowa). Harbaugh played at Michigan but it hasn’t stopped him from coaching at Stanford.
I’m not a blind homer who minds people criticizing the program (I have problems with it too), but put some thought into it…don’t just spout nonsense

Bayfield Gopher says:

January 7th, 2009 at 11:20 am

dac
How about “I am very confident that we will soon hire two qualified coordinators who will join us in our quest to realize the goals that we have set for our football program.”

david_allen_coe says:

January 7th, 2009 at 11:44 am

“dac
How about “I am very confident that we will soon hire two qualified coordinators who will join us in our quest to realize the goals that we have set for our football program.”
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That’s just empty politician talk like, “We will change the world; this is change you can believe in.” Meaningless horsecrap.

gold04 says:

January 7th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

This year will be the make or break year for Brewster. His first two seasons were exactly how I thought it would pan out.

Year 1 – Gophers would be terrible. That an easy prediction. It did not take much to realize we would be horrible.

Year 2 – Gophers would be Medicore. I figure Brewster would win as many games as Mase usaully did. Mase averaged 6.5 wins a season and Brewster won 7.

Year 3 – We should contend for the Big Ten title this year and maybe even win it. People are pointing to the schedule, but the Bowl games showed us the Big Ten is weak. I like the tougher schedule this year becuase if the Gophers win or share the Big Ten title no one can say it was luck.

This year will be a make or break year for Brewster. I’m not saying Brewster is the greatest or he’s a loser, but this year will determine how good or bad of a coach he really is. Getting a very good OC and DC would be a good start to the 2009 season.

Texas Gopher says:

January 7th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Gold–I believe the Big Ten from top to bottom will be much stronger next year than this year. An Alamobowl game would be a major accomplishmnet.

Jslo says:

January 7th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Gold-even if the Big Ten is weak, adding Penn State and Michigan State while losing Indiana and Michigan would seem to make the schedule tought even if both arne’t as good next year (Possible with key seniors graduating from MSU) Ohio State won’t be any weaker. With Cal and Air Force on the schedule the Gophs could play better next year and still struggle to win any more games than this year just due to the schedule. I won’t argue against it being a key year but I think a big ten title would be a miracle. (of course you just said CONTEND so I can give you some leeway there) I just feel his players could step up and make some big strides but still only see a couple of game improvement in the win column which would do nothing to help with any negativity people have towards him.

I’m getting ready to hear all these same arguments at the end of next year because I don’t see anything changing fast either way.

Jslo says:

January 7th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

my typing stinks

Derek says:

January 7th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Colt says:

January 6th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

I’m a little confused by what Brewster is up to with this power running vs spread business .
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Have you ever watched Ohio St.?

Derek says:

January 7th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

willi plett says:

January 6th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

How about Chuck Long… huge failure at San Diego St as head coach, but a great O-Coordinator at OU before that, and a big ten guy. Excellent recruiter, good with young Qb’s…
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Long is on the short list so to speak.

Derek says:

January 7th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Loon’s a tool says:

January 6th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

MASON WAS NOT A GOOD COACH! GET IT IN YOUR OLD PEA BRAINED MIND! HE WAS AS AVERAGE AS THEY COME! YOU JUST MAKE YOURSELF LOOK EVEN MORE STUPID EVERYTIME YOU BRING UP CRAP LIKE THAT! PLEASE STOP NOW FOR EVERYONE HERE’S SANITY!

I WISH I KNEW WHERE YOU LIVED BECAUSE MY ONE GOAL IN LIFE WOULD BE TO COME OVER TO YOUR HOUSE AND PUNCH YOU IN THE NOSE! MY LIFE WOULD BE COMPLETE!
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Be careful, Loon/Wayne will get your phone number and call you constantly. They/he did it to a poster at GI and now he/they/it is calling me. It’s really pathetic.

Derek says:

January 7th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Recruiting says:

January 7th, 2009 at 10:46 am

Texas Gopher says:

January 7th, 2009 at 8:32 am

If Applewhite gets the OC job, break out the band. This would be a huge hire. I watched this guy play and he was one of the “headiest” qb’s I have ever seen. He is a winner. I think he is 30 and a good 4 year run would put him just where he wants to be–interviewing for HC jobs.
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ohhhhhhhhhhhh….Rose Bowl! Rose Bowl! Rose Bowl!
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I heard Ferentz was asking. Anything to get out of Iowa. I’m with him, lets build a wall around Iowa and flood it. It might make a nice walleye lake….

Jimbo says:

January 7th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Derek says:

I heard Ferentz was asking. Anything to get out of Iowa. I’m with him, lets build a wall around Iowa and flood it. It might make a nice walleye lake…
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And an excellent skating pond in the winter!

david_allen_coe says:

January 7th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Changing Indiana for Penn St. next season obviously gives us a much tougher Big Ten schedule. Changing Michigan for Michigan St. doesn’t hurt us and probably helps. Michigan will be better next season than MSU.

Bayfield Gopher says:

January 7th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

OK dac.

Based upon what Brewster said “an absolute knockout and “an absolute a killer shot” means the informed fan can expect a #10 hire based on a scale from 1 to 10. Not an 8 or a 9 but nothing but the best. Thus we should all expect big name, highly successful coordinators to soon join the staff.

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 7th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Dudes and Dudettes (whatever the case may be). I have evaluated this Brewster and he has now gotten rid of this Dunbar. THAT is a GOOD thing. I think I will start supporting him and I believe his contract should be extended. He was 7-6 last year which was great. He should be able to bring in a good OC and with the new stadium and recruits, we could be on our way to a NEW YEARS BOWL. Sorry for always sounding so negative, but this is getting me pumped!

bubbly says:

January 7th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 7th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I have evaluated this Brewster and he has now gotten rid of this Dunbar. THAT is a GOOD thing.

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It’s about time you jumped on the bandwagon. What took you so long?

waldotx says:

January 7th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Major Applewhite would be a great hire.He accomplished a great deal with less natural talent than most athletes. A smart, game, crunch-time winner. Never agreed with Mack playing Simms in front of him. Perfect for the Mn. program.

david_allen_coe says:

January 7th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

OK, Bayfield … I agree. We should expect a great hire. But keep in mind not everyone will agree on what constitutes a 10.

I am just happy to have a head coach who finds opportunity rather than despondency. I firmly believe replacing Dunbar is a big opportunity.

And Roof was here for a short time in any event. It was either one year or two at most. Let him go and give me a fired up young guy on the rise.

david_allen_coe says:

January 7th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

bubbly … The odds of this wrenbawlsbabbler actually writing that entry rank right up there with the odds of what’s in your bottle still being bubbly after standing open a couple of days. Not great.

the Loon says:

January 7th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

“It is not a dead parrot, it’s just pining.”

Two down and two to go.

gold04 says:

January 7th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Maturi should be fired if he recommended Consgrove!

wrenagain2: watchthisbrewsterassumethefootballphilosophyofhisnewcoordinators says:

January 7th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

This maturi should be fired regardless of what he does. In fact, this would be a good time to replace the entire staff, general manager brewster included.

prexy b: step up to the plate and put an end to all this instability that you have created. Fire maturi and brewster and bring in a good Athletic Director to lead the search for your new head football coach. Ditch this general manager brewster now!

gregory58 says:

January 8th, 2009 at 7:34 am

Love reality’s comments about MN, glad I left before you hired an F’ing wrestler as Gov and now a clown as Sen………………WTF, something in the water?

Bayfield Gopher says:

January 8th, 2009 at 7:53 am

One thing will be for certain dac. However Brewster hires will be an absolute knockout; for Brewster that is.

The rest of us will form our own opinion.

Cosgrove? Hmmmm.

Reality says:

January 8th, 2009 at 9:00 am

Reality – Whenever YOU post from now on, do not say “we.” You are obviously not a Gopher fan and probably a oversized hog farmer from Iowa.

littlebigboy says:

January 8th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Cosgrove is great at taking a good defense and making it terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This would be a huge mistake.

Derek says:

January 8th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

gregory58 says:

January 8th, 2009 at 7:34 am

Love reality’s comments about MN, glad I left before you hired an F’ing wrestler as Gov and now a clown as Sen………………WTF, something in the water?
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Something tells me we’re glad you left. And by the way Mr genious, there have been plenty of entertainers in politics. I hope you didn’t move to Ia, Cali, Wi, or numerous other states who have had entertainers in office. Do you recall a President actor?

Anyway, lets leave the neocon whining off the Gopher board.

Derek says:

January 8th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Jimbo says:

January 7th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Derek says:

I heard Ferentz was asking. Anything to get out of Iowa. I’m with him, lets build a wall around Iowa and flood it. It might make a nice walleye lake…
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And an excellent skating pond in the winter!
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Hockey Day Minnesota!!!

david_allen_coe says:

January 8th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

wrenbawlsbabbler says,

“prexy b: step up to the plate and put an end to all this instability that you have created. Fire maturi and brewster and bring in a good Athletic Director to lead the search for your new head football coach.”
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Great thinking, wrenblathers … if people leaving is creating intolerable instability, the obvious answer is to send more people out the door in order to create stability.

Great logic by wrenbawlsbabbler:

“Create stability by getting rid of everyone.”

“We had to destroy the village to save it.”

“Too much borrowing and spending has wrecked the economy so today I propose to borrow and spend a trillion new dollars to save it.”

Texas Gopher says:

January 8th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

LBB–I agree. On paper that appears to be trouble. I would prefer to see a
30–something up and comer. A guy who is looking for a 4-5 year run to put himself on the map. Cosgrove has already had a couple shots at it.

david_allen_coe says:

January 8th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Derek … And keep your fruitcake fringe Marxist horsecrap to yourself too.

dayoldbread says:

January 8th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

BTW – i keep reading about how abysmal this potential hiring would be…can someone remind me how bad our D was in Brew’s first year? Can someone remind me how “good” we were this year and where we ranked? Can someone pull the numbers and tell me what ranked D in the nation did Cosgrove average in his career’s at NU and UW? I’m not saying i agree, nor that i’m satisfied with this rumor…however, it’s not like he’s any worse than what we’ve had (on paper) – nor anything worse than what we had under Mase – and who knows, maybe with an influx in talent this guy might actually turn things around – and maybe he’s a great recruiter with a stud kid that’s coming up through the ranks with stud buddies – ok/pipe dreaming again…I know…but still – his average ranking is better than what we’ve had in her for years!!! It’s not like we’ve ever been as good as the ‘black shirts’ in NU – so shouldn’t our expectations be much lower??? hahaha – just playing devil’s advocate here for a bit, that’s all!

dayoldbread says:

January 8th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

I have to get Gregory’s back here – Franken blows and will make a mockery of our state once again – we didn’t learn our lesson the first time we elected a blowhard to office, and now we’ll be shamefully embarrassed by this moron who has done nothing more than criticize everything american in his day, wrote a book saying how he could do everything better than everyone else…and then act even more poorly than the people he criticized by spewing “satire” and “comedy” at the expense of … well, that truly is another topic and shouldn’t be on this board – so I take it back, I no longer agree with Gregory, Go Derek!!!

Ski-u-mah says:

January 8th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

They are all blowhards!

NYC Gopher Fan says:

January 8th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

NO POLITICS!

littlebigboy says:

January 8th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Day old!! you say Cosgrove is no worse than what we had under Mason. Do we really want to go back to defenses like that???? Roof was going in the right direction, granted it didn’t look good at the end, but still better than the yr before. Brews hires have seemed to go in the right direction, if he sees a problem he tries to fix it, but Cosgrove wouldn’t fix anything except the opponents scoring averages.

littlebigboy says:

January 8th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Average talent can be made better and competitive with good coaching, Good talent can be made average by bad coaching, and that is what Cosgrove has donein the past.

dayoldbread says:

January 8th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Again, i’ll restate that i’m not at all enthused about this “rumor” – but in all reality…it’s not like we’re a top tier program going backwards. We’re a mid-level (and at times, lower-tiered) program that is on the up and coming list, but what Cosgrove did in NE can be as easily attributed to Callahan as it can to the fan base unrest. I don’t absolutely trust the criticism of a fan base that wears Red 8 out of 7 days per week – and one that thinks that their Sunday’s best must include a Starter Jacket with a big “N” on the back either…sure, what he did in NE wasn’t good – but how do we know it was all him? Have you ever heard of players quitting on coaches when they want change? Again, this is mostly devil’s advocating on my part, but at the same time if he come here and isn’t paid more than, say, $250K and has a respectable buyout…then why not roll the dice – he was a part of several top 10 – 20 recruiting classes while at both previous Universities.

dayoldbread says:

January 8th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

My personal preference is a Big 12 style OC (or one that reflects the SEC would do too) – and a DC that reflects the style and mentality of play that they execute in the SEC – my pipe dream is a complete USC style of attack be implemented…but hey, I’d also love to date Giselle as well, but that aint goin’ to happen anytime soon (hell, the better thought is that will NEVER happen)!

david_allen_coe says:

January 8th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

dayold … Hate to break it to you buddy, but Bayfield will probably rate Giselle a ’3′.

TNgopher says:

January 8th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

USC must be going down in flames!!!!! According the the always-negative posters on here, that program is lost. They lost their O and D coordinators in one day also. Must equal distrust amongst the staff!!!!
And Roof is getting his salary nearly doubled, who wouldn’t want to move closer to home for a better job making twice the money?

This Was 48 Hours Ago You Putz Youngblood says:

January 8th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

“I believe Brewster has a new offensive coordinator in mind and that we could get that announcement within 24 hours.”

littlebigboy says:

January 8th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Has anybody heard the name of Josh Huepel of Oklahoma brought up? That would be very interesting. He might want to come, since he is a SD boy.

dayoldbread says:

January 8th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Fine…if not Giselle – then Kate Beckensale – or whoever lives up to the perfect “10″ in your world (on a scale of 1-5 that is)

Gopher Nation says:

January 8th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

The one truism is good players make a coordinator very smart. Bad players make a coordinator not so smart. The important thing is that Brewster should (not saying he will) hire coordinators that will fit the personnel that have been recruited to fit the style of offense (if indeed we are completely dumping the spread) and defense. Based on the first two years of recruiting, we appear to have some good looking athletes here….and lay off Youngblood. He said HE BELIEVED something would happen. He didn’t say it would happen. The instant-gratification crowd strikes again.

Kelly Leeks says:

January 8th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Kevin Cosgrove as DC??? FIRE MATURI!!!

pokeintheeye says:

January 8th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Kelly Leeks says:
January 8th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Kevin Cosgrove as DC??? FIRE MATURI!!!
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When the dead rise to complain, you know it’s a bad choice. :)

Water Carrier says:

January 8th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Cosgrove is here and in his office. He was last night with his wife. His wife was running up a phone bill in his office today making phone calls while he was filling out paperwork.

BUT

As Lee Corso would say: NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND!

Looks like MACturi has canceled his trip to Grand Forks to be in talks with the NCAA and his compliance guy JT Bruett.

Why you ask. It would appear Mr. Cosgrove has violated academic rules in the past and the NCAA does not like that so much.

Note to Mr. Cosgrove: Call Jimmy Williams as you both might be able to start a class action litigation.

Cosgrove = BREWSTER IS A FUCKING IDIOT!

WAGopher says: says:

January 8th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Nice talk water carrier. Goes to show your smarts.

the Loon says:

January 8th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Kids and some people with some class read this site. Swear words are not needed and set a bad example to young people who hope to grow into serious adults.

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:56 am

Get rid of the trash. It is not needed or wanted.

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 9th, 2009 at 1:33 am

Note to prexy b:

Please spend a bit of time researching this former wisky defensive coordinator and Nebraska defensive coordinator that it appears your coach and athletic director are about to hire as defensive coordinator. Specifically, check out the number of points that the 2007 Nebraska team that this cosgrove was dc-ing gave up to teams like Kansas, Texas Tech, Missouri, and a few other teams they played that year. I don’t know if you can count that high any longer, prexy b, but the totals really are very shocking. This cosgrove would NOT do very much to excite Golden Gopher fans, but his selection certainly might make Gopher fans pretty upset and angry.

What are you people doing with that Football Program over at the Bierman Complex, prexy b.?????

Certainly you have got to be joking about this cosgrove. I think it really is not very funny prexy b. You need to shake some sense into this maturi and this brewster. Really, I think it would be best for you to fire maturi and start a national search committee to replace your ad so that he can replace your football program’s general manager wannabe…this brewster. They are doing severe damage to the football program.

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 9th, 2009 at 1:47 am

prexy b…you had better let this maturi and this brewster know that the Gopher fans might not take too kindly to the fact that this cosgrove’s defense at Nebraska in 2007 gave up 76 point to Kansas and 65 points to Colorado. Why, that makes that little 55-0 problem that this brewster had with iowa seem not quite so bad…right prexy b.?????

Really prexy b, you had better not be signing this cosgrove guy as a defensive coordinator. IF you do it will show how little concern you have for the Gopher players and long-suffering Gopher fans. Think about it prexy b. What kind of message would THAT send?????

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 9th, 2009 at 2:26 am

Cosgrove for dc????

How is this for a dc resume?

2007 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Schedule

W NU 52 – NEV 10

W NU 20 – WF 17

L NU 31 – USC 49

W NU 41 – BS 40

W NU 35 – ISU 17

L NU 6 – MU 41

L NU 14 – OSU 45

L NU 14 – TAMU 36

L NU 25 – UT 28

L NU 39 – KU 76

W NU 73 – KSU 31

L NU 51 – CU 65

They gave up a LOT of points in a LOT of games under this cosgrove during the 2007 season. Just what the Gopher D needs! ; 0)

gold04 says:

January 9th, 2009 at 6:18 am

Tom Lemming is the only person in the world who is excited about this move. If you are a Wisconsin fan, you have to be elated about this move.

My brothers in laws live in Nebraska and they still have nightmares over Cosgrove’s defense.

Recruiting says:

January 9th, 2009 at 6:45 am

Water Carrier says:

January 8th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Cosgrove is here and in his office. He was last night with his wife. His wife was running up a phone bill in his office today making phone calls while he was filling out paperwork.

BUT

As Lee Corso would say: NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND!

Looks like MACturi has canceled his trip to Grand Forks to be in talks with the NCAA and his compliance guy JT Bruett.

Why you ask. It would appear Mr. Cosgrove has violated academic rules in the past and the NCAA does not like that so much.

Note to Mr. Cosgrove: Call Jimmy Williams as you both might be able to start a class action litigation.

Cosgrove = BREWSTER IS A F@@KING IDIOT!
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This can’t be true?? ‘Brew’ was trained by such honorable men as ‘Honest’ Mike White and “By The Book’ Mac Brown he would never consider adding someone to his staff with a ‘questionable’ background no matter how ‘tremendous’ or ‘killer shot’ that candidate might be!!!!!!!!!

Recruiting says:

January 9th, 2009 at 6:52 am

gold04 says:

January 9th, 2009 at 6:18 am

Tom Lemming is the only person in the world who is excited about this move. If you are a Wisconsin fan, you have to be elated about this move.
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Dude, don’t you get it?? Lemming is in love with punky. Thats why he/Rivals overrates all of MN’s recruits and everything brewpoop does. Get it? Punky could have hired Mayor RT Rybac and Lemming would have been ‘thrilled!’

Are will still going to the National Title game 09/10 little buddy? LMAOR!

grunkiejr says:

January 9th, 2009 at 10:18 am

It sounds like it is going to be a co-defensive coordinator. Cosgrove is coming in and will likely coach LB’s & serve with Ronnie Lee (DB’s) that is being promoted in to the other co-DC spot.

grunkiejr says:

January 9th, 2009 at 10:23 am

Recruiting, I agree with your sentiment that Brewster & Lemming are friends (or “Lemming is in love with Brewster”) but Lemming is not affiliated with Rivals. He runs his own site. He is also in love with all players from the Midwest and all players that go to Notre Dame.

Rivals, Scout, and ESPN do not change their ratings because a player receives an offer or commits to the Gophers.

the Loon says:

January 9th, 2009 at 10:37 am

Why not? They are free to do what they want for whatever reasons they want. A coach paying for bonus stars would not break any law or any regulation. They are just a bunch of guys trying to make a buck off recruinicks.

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 11:51 am

Loon says coaches must pay rating services to put stars on their recruits. Loon says coaches then must pay the players to come to their school.

Loon says the coaches must pay players extra to lift weights. He says coaches must pay the players bonuses to practice.

Loon says coaches must pay the players more still to travel to away games. Loon says coaches must pay cheerleaders to lead cheers. Loon says coaches must pay top assistants over one million per game to prove they are serious about winning.

Loon has proved without a doubt the only two people who have ever heard of Minnesota Gopher football who are not being paid by Brewster are Whyne Wrenbawlbabybabbler and the buffloonatic.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Well I guess I had my first post bowl game question answered, how will the O dual coordinator thing work out. It didn’t and Dunbar is gone. Do any of you guys that post here work in a job where you can resign and still get paid almost 300K. Why don’t they just come out and say we fired him and he gets his contract. In stead we say Dunbar has resigned and we will move him in to another area in the athletic department. What area would that be fund raising? I am sure his attitude is just perfect for that right now. Many of you have been making excuses for why Roof has left need to ask yourself how this is any different than recruiting. You say it is a better school and more money and closer to home. You understand why he would make that choice but why would a big time recruit who has 10 offers pick MN over the same situation? He wouldn’t and now look toward who we are going to hire to replace the OC and DC. Go to the unemployment line and start to pick your next DC and OC. My point is the recruits that we get from out of the area have been left standing at the alter and have only MN in the end. Last year we saw it with the players that did not make it in to school and this year who knows. Brewster must have cut into the lunch line at Edgewood HS over in Madison to talk to Cosgrove and convince him that MN was a great place to be. Kent how many times are you going to let Brewster steer you in the wrong direction before you figure it out that the man is a stone cold liar. Roof left because he did not want to be here any longer. If he had loved it here no amount of money would have taken him away. Cosgrove is married at the hip with Lemming so it is a perfect fit and he is use to taking highly ranked recruiting classes and under performing with them. Lets remember now that Tim Davis and Tim Brewster have never called a play in their lives. We not only need a Co-OC but one that has called a game or two. And one that is willing to put up with a three ring circus of the head coach, run game coordinator and his own ideas. This individual might be hard to find. He definitely has to be someone who is willing to share the credit and none of the blame.

Jimbo says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I think Brewster should name Looney Toons defensive coordinator and wren offensive coordinator, and be done with it.

Imagine, if you will.

The Gophers would score 100 points/game, while yielding zero. And this would all be accomplished by only recruiting white guys from Minnesota and the Dakotas. The NCAA would never need to look our way again, as no “cheating’ would be possible. The Minneapolis and University Police Departments could cut staff by 25%.

Additionally, wren could function as president of the university (even though he himself never attended a day of college, he IS an expert at the administration of a Land Grant educational institution.) This would also save the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Come on, Brewster. What are you waiting for?

MN04Life says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Roof quit because he received a better offer than what the Gophers were giving him. You have to remember this country is turning into a me country not we. Whats best for me. He used the U to propel himself back to where he wanted to be (the south). He defiantly wasn’t going to get the Auburn job after his terrible job as the Duke Head coach. Thats what I don’t understand about all the negativity about Cosgrove. I would love to know who makes these comments. Are they involved in coaching football, do they go to coaching clinics or are these people the people who watch the games while getting wasted and don’t have a clue on what it takes to win a game. I coach football at the high school level and I’m telling you watching and coaching football is totally different. It seems to me that a lot of the people who are jumping to conclusions about Brewster don’t have a clue. They probably grew up thinking they were a superstar and yet played on the JV team!!! Some probably quit because the coach wasn’t being fair. Unless you really know what you are talking about, get a bag a chips, beer and sit in your favorite chair. Because football is entertainment for you not a job!!!

Derek says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Jimbo says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I think Brewster should name Looney Toons defensive coordinator and wren offensive coordinator, and be done with it.

Imagine, if you will.

The Gophers would score 100 points/game, while yielding zero. And this would all be accomplished by only recruiting white guys from Minnesota and the Dakotas. The NCAA would never need to look our way again, as no “cheating’ would be possible. The Minneapolis and University Police Departments could cut staff by 25%.

Additionally, wren could function as president of the university (even though he himself never attended a day of college, he IS an expert at the administration of a Land Grant educational institution.) This would also save the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Come on, Brewster. What are you waiting for?
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That would be awesome. No thugs on the team, that would be awesome. It doesn’t matter if half of the team runs a 5.0, we’d have great coaching! One can only dream….

pokeintheeye says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Let’s see Bud, according to Shooter Walter’s figures, Roof jumped to Auburn for the same salary as USC’s DC jumped to Washington ($600,000). USC must be pretty screwed up too. I am sure all the potential USC recruits are flocking to Washington.

Derek says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Nice to see the stone cold liar Bud has returned. What kids are you talking about who didn’t get into school? Those kids only had one offer? Quit the recruiting talk when you clearly have demonstrated over and over that you don’t even understand it. Go back to you attendence lies, they are very cute. Remember, you don’t get “clients” shoveling their driveways for $10. Thanks for playing toolboy, now go back to Mommy’s basement.

Derek says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Ski-u-mah says:

January 8th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

They are all blowhards!
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Politicians or Pigeon fans? :)

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

It will be interesting to see if the 600K that Washington paid Holt will allow him to bring along some of his players from USC. You can not blame the coaches for chasing the money. It is the administrators that do not have a clue as to how difficult it is to crack the top level of college football. Coach Meyer had it right when he turned down the ND job four years ago. He knew that it would be much simpler to win a national championship at FL than at ND with the restrictions that are placed on you at ND. To have played and not won is no disgrace. To not try and therefore not get there is a disgrace and I think that is what everyone gets so emotional over.

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

This maturi needs to go. Burn him in effigy. The bad little ranger has struck again. The football program is headed south…and I on’t mean for a bowl game or even Spring Break. With a more difficult schedule in 2009, look for the Gophers to go 4-8…down from the “lofty” 5-7 record that looked possible only a couple of months ago. Look at being more on the short end of the score where the other team often times scores 33, 35, 37, 40, 42, 48 or 50 or more points in the four very long quarters that will turn into Game Day Saturday under this maturi/brewster/cosgrove three-headed-disaster waiting to happen…starting with the Cal game.

maturi MUST go to prepare the athletic department to start a new national search for a REAL athletic director who can be trusted to hire a REAL head football coach.

This program now has “co” defensive coordinators! Isn’t THAT interesting????? Who the hell will be held accountable????? Who will catch the heat for the lack of significant numbers of Big Ten wins in 2009????? Who will be fired after the 2009 season to attempt to buy this “gm brewster” character still another depressing and excues-filled season?????

prexy b: you should step aside right now. Reitre already! You are too long of tooth and it certainly is showing. You have already provided a golden parachute for this maturi wth his THREE year extension when he had a few years to go. That was just plain a hand-out to him. Just another example of your horrible fiscal habits prexy b. Disgraceful…simply disgraceful on your part. Cut him loose and write him a check for the windfall you handed him immediately. You are an expert at borrowing money from the General Fund. What kind of ponzi scheme are you running prexy b????? Raise tuition and give this maturi a several million dollar bonus disgised as a contract extension when he had several years left on his existing contract. He was going NO WHERE. maturi is OLd. He is TIRED. He is totally inadequate to be the long-term ad at the University going five years into the future.

You have screwed the players and the long-time fans over again prexy b. You have “made—off” with the dignity and well being of the football program at the University of Minnesota. This is all going to pot fast prexy b. Thanks a lot…for NOTHING! : 0(

littlebigboy says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Mn04, I do not have a problem with Brewster, I think he is on the right track. That being said Cosgrove is his 1st big mistake. I have coached in college and DI, and watching the schemes and reactions of Cosgrove at Neb. he has been Terrible. He had alot of talent, but seemed too bull headed to change his ideas as to how to stop the spread. Hopefully Ronnie Lee learned alot from Roof and has enough say to keep an agressive D and adapt, because from his record, Cosgrove will not!!! Cross your fingers and hope.

So far Coach Brewster has seen a problem and gone for a fix, hopefully his friendship will not get in the way here.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Derek play time is almost over and you will soon have to go back to class. 31 recruits signed last feb. 23 made it into school. You do the math. And how about the only 4 star Juco that did get in and how much he contributed to this past season. Pittman was a real difference maker I tell you. You should really stop showing yourage with your posts.

the Loon says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Sorry Jimbo, you made this mess and it is your job to clean it up. I did warn you five years ago.

I would not work for Brewster because the first rule of life is to work at a job in which you respect what you are doing. If you are not doing that, as Winston Churchill said, “we know what you are, now we are just haggling over the price.”

the Loon says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

littlebigboy, if “Cosgrove is his 1st big mistake”, what would you call Withers? How about Dunbar? Please, we will pay Dunbar $300,000 this year to do nothing. Why? Under what definition of the words ‘big’ or ‘mistake’ were Withers and Dunbar not big mistakes?

the Loon says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Maturi wanted Cosgrove too. Anyone from his Badger days is first class. The Badgers do not pay Maturi half what he is worth.

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

“No thugs on the team, that would be awesome.”
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Well ….. so long as you don’t count the meth peddler and illegal border jumper meth mule who would be coaching.

littlebigboy says:

January 9th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Loonie, Withers was a mistake, but when he hired him he thought with his experience he would be good. He had no track record that said I’m no good. Dunbar had a record of high powered offenses, but he did have a record of not being too good at playing with others. That is a reason to look at a track record, because if Lee doesn’t have enough say, Cosgroves record will prove itself. He can recruit though, hopefully Lee has enough say!!

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 9th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Note to the heads of Title IX and non-revenue sports at the University of Minnesota: the prexy b is throwing away your “windfall” new revenues from the new stadium to pay for all the buy outs and contract extensions that he has so foolishly administered within the Football Program. Yes, your prexy b is a wasteful, fiscally lacking in responsibility kind of leader of all things financial at the University of Minnesota. You heads of the Title IX and non-revenue sports at the U of M have all been had by this maturi/prexy b adminisrative team.

But, that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Now you know how many of the long-time football fans and season ticket holders feel about the administrative job that prexy b and maturi have done. And, prexy b is just throwing all that cash down a rat hole as far as the future of the football program is concerned.

Next, this maturi will be wanting to extend this gm brewsters gm-ing contract. Oh….that’s right…he has already brought that one up… ; 0)

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Bud says,

“Many of you have been making excuses for why Roof has left need to ask yourself how this is any different than recruiting. You say it is a better school and more money and closer to home. You understand why he would make that choice but why would a big time recruit who has 10 offers pick MN over the same situation? He wouldn’t … ”
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So there you have it. A Gopher “fan” says there is no way any decent player would ever come to Minnesota.

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

In addition to the meth dealer and illegal alien on the coaching staff, why not hire Bud as recruiting director?

Here is a scene on campus with a recruit who Brewster has convinced to visit.

Bud: “How tall are you, what do you weight, what is your vertical, and what is your 40-yard time?”

Recruit: “I’m 6’3, weigh 218, have a vertical of 39 inches, and run the 40 in 4.3.”

Bud: “Get the hell out of my football complex. You don’t belong here. You would never be happy here. Do you want to join a program that can’t win? Do you want to play for a head coach who is a stone cold liar? Do you want to be associated with a recruiting director who is a pathological liar? Get lost.”

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

wrenbawlblathers says,

“Note to the heads of Title IX and non-revenue sports at the University of Minnesota: the prexy b is throwing away your “windfall” new revenues from the new stadium to pay for all the buy outs and contract extensions that he has so foolishly administered within the Football Program.”
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So, the football program is stealing the money the football program makes away from non-revenue sports that don’t make any money?

This item from the PP seems to prove wrenbawlbalthers’ point:

“The Gophers women’s rowing team, which could be ranked in the top 10 nationally, leaves Saturday for a week of training at Mission Bay in San Diego.”

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

It does not get much better than this. It took an national search to get a guy that took the black shirts to the color pink and a co-coordinator that was fired from his two previous jobs.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

You just do not want to se the reality in the whole situation DAC. You can put words in others mouths but they are still just yours. You have no idea how anyone would recruit to MN. I have to do it from time to time and it is a very easy sale. On the other hand getting them to transfer out of MN to another part of the country is very difficult. I am not dealing with young men who have very little worldly experience. I am sure it is a very different sell with these young men. I did not see anyone on the Gopher field this past season that would make me think that this head coach has done any more than the previous head coach has done. Remember it is what happens on the field that matters and only that.

Kit Johnson says:

January 9th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Good news for Gopher fans…….We will not have a turnover in the DC dept. until Brewster leaves. They (DC’s) are so thankful to have a job they would not even comtemplate leaving. As I stated in another paper I have been a Gopher fan since 1956. The Cosgrove hire is the final straw. Kent if you are a true journalist please write about the national rankings of Cosgroves defenses. In addition in your 1st interview with him, ask him why he left Wisconsin and Nebraska. And finally have him explain the defenses he used in the 76-39 lost to Kansas. In addition in your next interview with Brewster ask him what he meant by stating “Plus he (Cosgrove) possesses a long track record of developing outstanding defenses”. Is giving up 76 or 65 points in a game outstanding. And finally, ask Brewster why he lied to you and the loyal Gopher fans by stating that Dunbar had resigned, though he still is on the U of M payroll and moved to a, I assume closet with the new title of “Scaped goat”. All indications are he was fired and the U of M must add him to the list of people they must pay off, who are no longer working for the U of M. Ask Maturi where is this money coming from. New hire Cosgrove defenses at UW could never stop the fired Dunbars Offense at Northwestern. I hate like heck to be negative but the Cosgrove hire has done it for me. Hopefully I will be back in a few years when some positive changes have been made.

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Bud … I can see the situation just fine. Some schools are easy to recruit to and some down programs like Minnesota are very tough. That does not make it impossible for coaches with the right attitude.

You are eternally upset with Brewster because of his attitude. You want some hangdog who will act as negative in life as you do. You want a defeated head coach because, apparently, you are a defeated person.

Get lost, loser. Football is for people who want to win.

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

“Cosgrove has 13 seasons of experience as an NCAA Division I defensive coordinator and 28 seasons of collegiate coaching experience. He was named the top coordinator in the Big Ten by The Sporting News in 2002 and was named one of the top coordinators in the nation by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. in 1999.” PP.

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

“In 2005, Cosgrove’s defense at Nebraska led the nation with 50 sacks and an average of 10.33 tackles for loss per game. The ‘Huskers were 10th in the country in pass-efficiency defense in 2005 and 11th in rush defense in 2004, but Cosgrove was best known for his recruiting.” PP.

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

“Cosgrove recruited four future NFL first-round draft picks, including Aaron Gibson, Wendell Bryant and Jamar Fletcher.” PP

Texas Gopher says:

January 9th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Bud says–Remember it is what happens on the field that matters and only that.

So, graduation rates, class attendance, citizenship, staying off the police blotter, representing the U , etc. do not matter?? I am still processing the information before I draw any conclusions on the new coordinator hires. Bud, you continually seem to revel in any negative Gopher news (real or perceived).

pokeintheeye says:

January 9th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Bud, I’ll help you out on your math. Last year’s class was limited to 28 (as you yourself pointed out more than once). Of the original 31, I don’t believe Grayden signed (now a CA JUCO). Hill and McGhee were dropped to get to 28. Of the 28, 25 (not 23) enrolled and are on the team. I believe the remaining three (two had academic issues and one had medical issues) signed during early signing this year and should be in school.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

TX go rope a steer. Don’t try to put words in my mouth. I believe all those things are important but to take credit for those accomplishments with the previous coaches recruits and bad mouth them for not being any good on the field really makes sense.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

TX continue to process all you want. Players leaving the program in the numbers that we had here was the first sign. Three firings and one departure is the second sign. If you can not connect the dots then you will be processing for a long time. The coaches that remain are coaches that he gave their first big time shot to and have know where else to go. Brewster hired the coaches. I have said it from day one, the guy is a used car salesman and could not coach his way out a wet paper bag. PROCESS THAT

pokeintheeye says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Bud, you mean previous recruits like McField?

http://prof-fan.blogspot.com/2007/04/hoodwinked-in-minnesota.html

“One cannot help but feel sorry for UM head football coach Tim Brewster. It appears that he has a cesspool to drain ….”

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Big Ten Football is measured ONLY by the numbers of football players who graduate, whether the programs are run completely honsetly AND LARGE numbers of Big Ten wins. NOTHING else matters. THAT is what coaches are judged by. THAT is why coaches are fired and bought out…they fail and they are ditched, dumped and shown the door. They are bought out. They are thrown out. They will be spoken of BADLY by the local media and press members. They will be judged harshly. No hype can save them. In the end it is the number of football players that graduate from the institution they are employed by… and…They MUST maintain completely clean and honest programs. Finally, They HAVE to win one heck of a lot of Big Ten Football games. Three stinking Big Ten wins in two seasons will get a gm a turn over of three coordinators and an offensive line coach and a cup of coffee…that’s about it. Those pathetic assistants/coordinators are a dime a dozen and will be scapegoated by a struggling gm who will stoop to any lengths to try to keep his own job at the expense of those peon coordinators…those withering failures…those dunbars left all spread out…while people with a good head on their shoulders will run…will escape from the assylum…while they still have a roof over their heads. Recyced and failed coordinators will be trotted in and named “co” coordinators. When that happens, you know the end is very near for a gm/recruiter like this brewster and his inadequate little ad.

Big numbers of Big Ten wins is the ONLY thing that will help save this pathetic gm brewster and his even more pathetic ad maturi now.

Better win BIG in the Big Ten in 2009 and better not mess up in any way, shape or form gm brewster. You MIGHT have two years left at Minnesota…but…then again, you might NOT. It all will depend on graduating ever increasing numbers of players…keeping your recruits in class and passing courses, and, winning a hell of a lot of Big Ten football games in 2009.

This cosgrove hire was bad news for you maturi and brewster…bad news indeed.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Poke, the Gophers dropped Hill and McGhee? Funny how that was not factored into the recruiting ranking before the final tally. 23 or 24 or 25 as you say do not add up to 28. Why do you think that we can go out and sign so many recruits this year? Because we can not get back to 85 with all the players that do not qualify or leave the program. Rallis was given a scholarship because we were down #’s. Where is the great Cooper? Gayden was a DQ when they offered him. He was not one of the final 31. Yes he is in CA trying to get his grades in order and I will bet you 100 he never plays for the Gophers.

pokeintheeye says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Can anyone conceive of the wailing and gnashing of teeth from Wren, Loon, Bud and company if Brewster should sign an armed robber to an LOI?

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Bud …. Your hatred and loathing of young men who are guilty only of wanting to play football under coach Tim Brewster is indicative of some very deep jealousy on your part. You are very, very sick.

jack says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

New Co-Defensive Coordinators DB Coach Ron Lee and Kevin Cosgrove, here is the Link from gophersillustrated.com: http://minnesota.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=898511

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Poke you can bring up the past all you want to but I will say the same to you. Wher are the Barbers, Eslingers, Setterstroms, and Spatehs of the Brewster tenure. The academic awards that the team recieved this year rest solely on the shoulders of the previous staff so it was not a cesspool as you put it. And the best players on the team today are players left behind by the previous coach. What do you have to say about that.

pokeintheeye says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Bud, all 28 are on the team. What’s your beef?

On the one hand you claim Brewster is getting credit for good team behavior because of Mason’s recruits but on the other hand you complain about him running off Mason’s recruits. One may be able to find a correlation between the latter and the former.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

This is where you have it all wrong DAC. These young men play under the flag of MN. Not a particular head coach or assistant coach. I admire all of them for representing our university. I just happen to believe that right now we have a bad captain at the wheel. Only time will tell but time is running out for the used car salesman and I know in the end I will be correct in my assessment of this man.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

In case you have not noticed Poke Brewster came in and added to the 2007 recruiting class 9 of his own. Today only two remain. The players that are leaving are not only Masons recruits. And in case you have not been on the planet the last couple of years one of them was his own son.

Kit Johnson says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Dac, who is he fourth NFL 1st round pick that Cosgrove recruited?

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

“And the best players on the team today are players left behind by the previous coach. What do you have to say about that.”
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I would say you’re a moron for even stating that fact. Of course they are. They are the upper classmen.

But Mason left very few quality players. No other team in the country has had to play the numbers of freshmen and sophomores that Minnesota did the past two years.

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

“Wher are the Barbers, Eslingers, Setterstroms, and Spatehs of the Brewster tenure.”
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Where were the Barbers, Eslingers, Setterstroms, and Spaeths Mason first year? His second year?

None of the five offensive linemen brought in by Brewster have even had a chance to suit up for the Gophers yet. Let’s see what they do in the next two or three years.

Two of Brewster’s running back recruits played Big Ten football as true freshmen last year. More are coming. Give it time.

Hageman may be in Spaeth’s league before it is over. Give it time.

keepthisbrewsterhonest: contrast by THE RENEGADE says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Going with the name-calling again d_a_c????? Nasty stuff you call other people. It’s not good that you do that d_a_c. It is not good at all.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

DAC how can you say that after watching the bowl games. FSU kick Whisky’s butt with 3 freshman and two redshirt freshmen offensive lineman. There are teams all over the country that are playing with first and second year players. That excuse will be gone after this year though and you can begin to prepare your year three excuse. In case you were wondering what year one was it was all the injuries.

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Bud … You are either a stone cold liar or very forgetful. I have my theories on which.

“Where is the great Cooper?”

This is just one of hundreds of snide and disparaging remarks you have made about Gopher recruits since Brewster arrived. You do not have respect or admiration for them. You have tried to trash, downgrade, and minimize every single kid who wanted to play here the last two years simply because Brewster is the coach.

I repeat, Bud. You are very sick in your hatred.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

DAC time is running out. Tick Toc on goes the clock. Hire more coaches, recruit more players. Someone had better tell Brewster he does not have forever.

pokeintheeye says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Bud, seems like a fair comparison to me. Ten years of mediocrity versus one full recruiting year.

You might remember we had a discussion last year about players in the NFL. Minnesota has one of the lowest numbers in the Big Ten. There are less than 20 and at least two of those were Wacker’s guys (Carter and Hamilton). My guess that that if Brewster should somehow make it to 10 years, he will double that number.

pokeintheeye says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Bud, have you forgotten already? All of our OL guys are Mason recruits.

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

poke in the eye as your name implies you see nothing of what is going on in Brewsters program. Just keep your eyes closed and hear what you want to hear. If you think every thing is okay then you have nothing to worry about. If you think I am all wet then so be it. Your guy will not have ten years to compare to Masons this I am sure about so keep on keeping on and we will see what happens at the end of the race.

pokeintheeye says:

January 9th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I have no idea how things are going to turn out. I was encouraged by Brewster’s first full class, however. Since there is not a lot I can do in the meantime, I prefer to wait and see what happens. I don’t find rock throwing very productive.

As you can probably tell, I was not a big Mason fan. That came after seven years. I chose to not renew my season tickets (sure wish I had those seats next year). I voted with my feet. I am, however, a season ticket holder again (at least for now).

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Unlike you poke I support the university and the players. Coaches come and go. Some are better than others but in the end the university is still standing after all the dust settles. I would never think about pulling my financial support for the athletic department. I may not agree with all their decisions but in the end the job they do is very difficult. But I will have my say and make my case. I do not expect every one to agree with my view but have have been correct on this guy more than once.

Derek says:

January 12th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Poke, the Gophers dropped Hill and McGhee? Funny how that was not factored into the recruiting ranking before the final tally. 23 or 24 or 25 as you say do not add up to 28. Why do you think that we can go out and sign so many recruits this year? Because we can not get back to 85 with all the players that do not qualify or leave the program. Rallis was given a scholarship because we were down #’s. Where is the great Cooper? Gayden was a DQ when they offered him. He was not one of the final 31. Yes he is in CA trying to get his grades in order and I will bet you 100 he never plays for the Gophers.
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Keep trying to spin little boy. 25 out of 28 are the correct numbers. You are a incompetent ignorant liar who shovels driveways for a living. Go back to Iowa.

Derek says:

January 12th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Unlike you poke I support the university and the players. Coaches come and go. Some are better than others but in the end the university is still standing after all the dust settles. I would never think about pulling my financial support for the athletic department. I may not agree with all their decisions but in the end the job they do is very difficult. But I will have my say and make my case. I do not expect every one to agree with my view but have have been correct on this guy more than once.
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Again you are a complete liar. You support the players yet trash them any chance you get? I hope Cooper goes WVD on your pathetic sorry self.

Derek says:

January 12th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

poke in the eye as your name implies you see nothing of what is going on in Brewsters program. Just keep your eyes closed and hear what you want to hear. If you think every thing is okay then you have nothing to worry about. If you think I am all wet then so be it. Your guy will not have ten years to compare to Masons this I am sure about so keep on keeping on and we will see what happens at the end of the race.
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Sweet Budinsky can tell the future. LMAOR.

Derek says:

January 12th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

david_allen_coe says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

“And the best players on the team today are players left behind by the previous coach. What do you have to say about that.”
___________

I would say you’re a moron for even stating that fact. Of course they are. They are the upper classmen.

But Mason left very few quality players. No other team in the country has had to play the numbers of freshmen and sophomores that Minnesota did the past two years.
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Which explains our offense being the youngest in the country last year and the team returning 19 starters for 2009.

Derek says:

January 12th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Bud says:

January 9th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

And the best players on the team today are players left behind by the previous coach. What do you have to say about that.

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I think that you again point out that you know absolutely nothing about football. I highly doubt you’ve ever played the game nor could score high enough on an enterance exam to attend a University like Minnesota. The majority of posters on this board enjoy mocking your pathetic existence. Seeing as you continue to post here, one wonders if you like people laughing at you non stop?

pokeintheeye says:

January 12th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Derek, take a deep breath man. Remember, it’s only Bud.

venoUsemefs says:

January 12th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

I think you are thinking like sukrat, but I think you should cover the other side of the topic in the post too…

Derek says:

January 13th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

pokeintheeye says:

January 12th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Derek, take a deep breath man. Remember, it’s only Bud.
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Bud makes me laugh. Even Loon/Wren and recruiting don’t actually believe there lies.

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