According to Cory Roufs of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, and also being reported by KSTP-TV, Minnesota Golden Gophers' head coach Tim Brewster has been informed that he will not be retained as Gophers' head coach beyond this season.
Yesterday, we mentioned Roufs' report that the Gophers would be getting rid of Brewster if the team lost to Purdue this afternoon, and they did so by a score of 28-17. However, Brewster will be allowed to finish out the season, and will be let go at the end of the year.
In three and a half years with the Gophers, Brewster has amassed a record of 15-30, including an abysmal 6-21 record in Big Ten Conference play. Here is a complete list of Big Ten victories for the Gophers under Tim Brewster:
4 October 2008 vs. Indiana - Gophers 16, Hoosiers 7
11 October 2008 at Illinois - Gophers 27, Illini 20
25 October 2008 at Purdue - Gophers 17, Boilermakers 6
26 September 2009 at Northwestern - Gophers 35, Wildcats 24
10 October 2009 vs Purdue - Gophers 35, Boilermakers 20
31 October 2009 vs Michigan State - Gophers 42, Spartans 34
Brewster's record includes a great big zero in the win column in trophy rivalry games, too. He's has yet to take Paul Bunyan's Axe back from Wisconsin, re-take the Little Brown Jug from Michigan, Iowa still has the Floyd of Rosedale, and the Governor's Victory Bell still rests with Penn State.
Let the speculation about who the Gophers' coach will be in 2011 begin! We'll have more on this story as it develops.