FELDY: Glen Mason out, Tim Brewster in. Bowling Green 32, Gophers 31. Ahhhhh, the more things change …
I guess there's no sense in analyzing the Gophers' play last night in their season-opening loss, since pretty much everyone in Minnesota couldn't see it.
But how much analysis is needed? Tim Brewster spent eight months talking about bringing Gopher Nation (is there such a thing?) to Pasadena, then his team gave up two TDs to Bowling Green -- BOWLING GREEN! -- in a span of eight plays. It was 21-0 for the Greenies, or Bowlers, or whatever they're called, at halftime.
It's time now for coach Brewster to muzzle himself for awhile, stop thinking about the Rose Bowl, and worry about how his team is going to handle Miami of Ohio and Florida Atlantic.
Brewster deserves some time -- a couple of years, even -- to show what he can do as a head coach. It's also time to stop telling us how good this year's team is and time to prove it.
PHERSY: Feldy, Feldy, Feldy. I'm disappointed in you. Give Tim Brewster a break. It was the first game. And really, if Brewster wasn't so excited, would we have been excited? There's very little talent on this team. There are myriad unproven QBs on the roster, not one of them Big Ten caliber. And with four important guys kicked off the team, there certainly isn't much depth.
This team shouldn't be good this year. Anything they accomplish will be because of Brewster. I'm not measuring what this guy does until the 2009 season. If he hasn't accomplished big things by then, then I'll be ready to throw him under the bus.
As for now, it's going to be a rough season. But we shouldn't have expected much. If they go 1-11 and beat Iowa, I'll be fine with it.