Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tim Brewster Fired

The search for a new head coach for the University of Minnesota Gopher football team is on; Tim Brewster was shown the door on Saturday after the Gopher football team moved to 1-6 falling to Purdue. The athletic direct at the U said he wants, "to find a Tubby Smith," or someone to raise the excitement level that should be associated with the new TCF Bank Stadium. Will Jeff Horton serves as the interim head coach, the search is on. Here are potential candidates:

Kevin Sumlin, Houston head coach:Kevin Sumlin

Sumlin has obviously had success as a head coach and has Minnesota ties, which is clearly a plus, but is he ready to be a Minnesota head coach? this would require him jumping to the next level. The answer is yet to be seen.

Marc Trestman, Montreal Alouettes head coach:

Trestman is a Minnesotan through and through... except for the part about coaching in Canada, which I'm sure isn't fun. Trestman went to St. Louis Park High School, played at the U of M and MNSU and worked for 3 years as a Vikings assistant. Impressive. Marc Trestman

Other prospects include:

Brady Hoke, San Diego State head coach; Make Markuson, Mississippi offensive coordinator; Mike Belottie, former Oregon head coach; Lesli Frazier, Vikings defensive coordinator; Mike Stoops, Arizona head coach; Jim McElwain, Alabama offensive coordinator.

I suggest you buy some Gopher Football Tickets and see what the team will look like post-Brewter-departure. Check 'em out.

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