Dennis Brackin of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting that the University of Minnesota has officially fired head football coach Tim Brewster, effective immediately.
Offensive coordinator Jeff Horton will assume head coaching duties for the remainder of the 2010 season. The university has scheduled a 1 PM press conference to address the situation.
Rumors of Brewster’s job being in jeopardy pending the outcome of yesterday’s game against the Purdue Boilermakers surfaced on Friday afternoon, and the 28-17 defeat that the Gophers suffered apparently sealed Brewster’s fate.
Again, we’ll have more on this situation as it develops.