Minnesota Fires Tim Brewster After 1-6 Start

Minnesota has fired head football coach Tim Brewster after a 1-6 start this season.

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The Daily Gopher: An Open Letter To Tony Dungy

University of Minnesota Athletic Director Joel Maturi says he has reached out to former NFL coach Tony Dungy about the possibility to taking over as the next coach at Minnesota and he says that Dungy is not interested.

Still, Minnesota blog The Daily Gopher doesn’t see the harm in writing a letter to Coach Dungy to let him know how much his services, in any capacity, would be appreciated:

As you know, Coach Dungy, our Golden Gopher Football program is in disarray. We haven’t been truly relevant on a national level since before your days running around Memorial Field on the U of M campus. We were brought out of the basement of the Big Ten by Coach Mason in the early to mid-2000’s, and despite asking Coach Mason to move on so we could bring in a coach who we hoped would bring us to the next level of winning, we have been the laughing stock of the Big Ten two of the last four years.

As die-hard Gopher Football fans, Coach Dungy, quite simply, we want more, and we see no reason that Minnesota can’t compete on the football field, year in and year out, with our neighbors to the south and east. But our record against Big Ten competition is abysmal.

Coach Dungy, I am not writing this to beg you to be our next Head Coach at the University of Minnesota, and I am not even writing this to beg you to become our next Athletic Director. You have made it clear that you are enjoying being in the analyst’s chair and not on the sidelines at this point in your life, and quite frankly, you absolutely deserve it.

What I AM begging you to do, however, Coach Dungy, is to help out your alma mater by offering your knowledge and expertise in hiring our next football coach. Coach Dungy, please call University President Robert Bruinicks and Athletic Director Joel Maturi and insert yourself as a consultant in the football coach hiring process for the Golden Gophers.

Dungy has told Minnesota that he will “help the university in any way possible to get the football program back on track.” So I guess dreams really do come true…

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