Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Leaving the program

In the past week the Gophers have lost 3 players who have decided to leave the program. Mike Chambers left last week, followed this week by Tommy Becker and Sean McWirter. While McWirter hasn't given an official reason, Chambers was unhappy with his playing time, and the feeling that he wasn't getting a fair shot at more of it, and Becker didn't like the fact that he had been moved to the offensive side of the ball.

It shouldn't come as a huge surprise to anyone that there is a bit of attrition happening right now. Coach Brewster and his staff are dealing with recruits that were brought in by Coach Mason, and I'm sure that some of these players were promised certain things by the old regime that the new coaching staff is not obligated to uphold. If these players feel that they are not having the experience or opportunities that they felt they would have had with Coach Mason, they are entitled to leave the program, and nobody can fault them for this.

In addition, nobody should fault Coach Brewster for this. He was hired to do a job, and right now he's trying to make the most of that job with tools that he didn't pick, and, truthfully, are probably the wrong tools for the job altogether.

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