Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Gopher Preview....?

If you have a few moments go ahead and check out this review of the upcoming Gopher season on The Bleacher Report.

I don't have any past experience reading The Bleacher Report, so I have no frame of reference for who these guys are, their experience, etc. I felt like this was a mostly fair assessment of the upcoming season, even though it doesn't go into ANY depth and this article, really, could have been written by anybody had peripheral interest in college football as a whole.

I was a bit put off by the constant jabs at Coach Brewster ("Tight end Tim," "Timmy," etc), but I was mostly on board with the assessment, until I read this:

"I still think Minnesota made a horrible mistake letting Glen Mason go, and they are going to be paying for it for years to come."

This guy, or this site, or whoever wrote this, would have done themselves, and their credibility, a huge favor if they had left this little tidbit of information out of the review. Once I read that statement toward the end of the article, I understood why the cheap-shot tone had been taken toward Brewster.

This is such an old argument at this point, and it really brings nothing new or worthwhile to talk about to the table. We all know that there are a lot of people out there who felt that getting rid of Mason was a bad idea... really, we get it! There a plenty of people who are happy with the move, and if you don't know yet that I fall into that camp, well you just haven't been paying attention.

The fact of the matter is that Glen Mason doesn't coach here anymore... in fact, Glen Mason doesn't coach anywhere last time I checked. But Tim Brewster does. Did the guy have a horrible first season on the field? Without question. But can we please give "Tight end Tim," as they call him, (by the way, these guys ARE talking about Tim's past as a TE and a TE Coach, not his actual... ahem... rear end... right?) a chance to run the team with his players and his system in place?

I do not for one second believe that the Gophers are going to have as poor of a season as they did last year, nor do I think that Tim Brewster is in jeopardy of losing his job after his second season. It's clear that the team needs to make some strides after taking a HUGE step back last year. But none of this has anything to do with Mason any more. GET OVER IT!

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