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Game Thread Ohio State 30, Minnesota 7 (final)

Discussion in '2007 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Game Five: Ohio State at Minnesota (Sept. 29 - 8 pm EDT)
    Last edited: May 1, 2007
  2. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Recent News ...

    Game 5 - Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Official NMinnesota Golden Gophers Athletic Site:
    Gophers Entertain Large Crowd At 2007 Spring Game 4/8/07
    SPRING REVIEW #14-Team Concludes Final Practice Before Saturday's Spring Finale At Dome 4/6/07
    SPRING REVIEW #13-Gophers Keep Foot On The Throttle Through Tuesday Practice 4/4/07
    SPRING REVIEW #12-Minnesota High School Football Coaches Take Center Stage At Second Scrimmage 3/31/07
    SPRING REVIEW #11-Defense Showcases New Swagger During Thursday's Practice 3/30/07
    SPRING REVIEW #10-Team Makes Debut Outdoors Before Lightning Arrives 3/28/07
    SPRING REVIEW #9-Championship Presence At Ninth Spring Practice 3/24/07
    SPRING REVIEW #8-Live Goal Line Scrimmage Brings The Best Out Of Defense 3/23/07
    Player's Perspective - CB Dominic Jones 3/21/07
    SPRING REVIEW #7-Broncos Coach Mike Shanahan Welcomes The Gophers Back To Practice 3/21/07
    Denver Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan To Visit Gopher Football Practice Today 3/20/07
    Coach's Corner ? Defensive Line Coach Tim Cross 3/13/07
    Player's Perspective - QB Adam Weber 3/12/07
    SPRING REVIEW #6-Excitement Abounds Following Gophers First Spring Scrimmage 3/11/07
    SPRING REVIEW #5-Players Complete Fifth Practice With Eyes On Saturday Scrimmage 3/10/07
    SPRING REVIEW #4-Brewster Brings A Piece Of The Rose Bowl To Thursday Practice 3/9/07
    SPRING REVIEW #3-Murray Warmath Visits Gophers Third Spring Football Practice 3/7/07
    SPRING REVIEW #2-Maroney, Barber III, Tapeh and Thompson Speak To Football Team At Friday Practice 3/3/07
    SPRING REVIEW #1-Gophers Open New Era As Spring Football Season Begins 3/1/07
    Head Coach Tim Brewster Comments On Opening Of Spring Football 3/1/07
    Brewster Announces Ronnie Lee As Defensive Secondary Coach 2/16/07
    University of Minnesota Football Program Announces 22 Signees 2/7/07
    Signing Day Press Conference 2/7/07
    Head Football Coach Tim Brewster Announces Staff 1/25/07
    Comments from Tim Brewster About His New Staff 1/25/07
    Tim Brewster Named Head Football Coach at University of Minnesota 1/17/07
    Tim Brewster Addresses the Media as the New Head Football Coach 1/17/07
    2007 Roster
    2007 Spring Guide (PDF)

    News from CSTV/The Sports Exchange ... "Inside Slant":

    Jailed players released 4/10/07

    No charges were filed against the three University football players accused of rape.
    By Mitch Anderson

    he three University football players accused of raping an unnamed 18-year-old woman were released from jail Monday. No charges were filed, but the investigation will continue.
    Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said he didn't have enough evidence to press charges Monday and that the matter would need further investigation.

    "In our society, if we don't have sufficient facts at the time to make a charge, we have to let them go," Freeman said. "That's the rules, and we follow them."

    Freeman added that the players could still face charges.

    Without charges or a judge's permission, the three could only be held until noon. The players involved in the alleged incident were Alex Daniels and Keith Massey, both 20, and E.J. Jones, 19.

    Attempts to reach the players were unsuccessful.

    University police arrested the players Friday night as part of the investigation into the incident alleged to have happened at the University Village Apartments between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

    Although police executed a search warrant on one or more of the apartments in the building, police said details of the search would not be immediately available.

    The three were suspended from the team until an investigation is complete.

    The three players will continue to attend classes, University spokesman Dan Wolter said in a prepared statement, but have moved to off-campus housing while the investigation proceeds.

    "These student-athletes are innocent until proven guilty," Wolter said in the statement.

    He also said that the University was cooperating with the investigation.

    Jeff DeGree, the lawyer representing Jones, said his client was happy to be out of jail and felt the allegations against his client weren't strong.

    "They're all good kids and great students," DeGree said.

    "They're not the kind of guys a coach worries about on Friday night."
    DeGree said he was concerned about the harm the allegations have done to the players' reputations.

    "Ultimately these are 19-, 20-year-old-kids, and I don't know where to go to get their reputations back."

    Reaction on campus has been mixed. Accounting and finance sophomore Nick

    Marko lives in the same apartment building as the players. He said the allegations haven't affected his view of the football team.

    "What these guys choose to do when they're off the field is not going to make me feel any worse about the football team or our new coach," Marko said.

    He also said that the extra attention the case got because football players were involved was unfair.

    "Sadly, there's a lot of similar cases that don't get as much attention as they probably should."

    At the same time, an online petition critical of the University's handling of the incident was circulating and had more than 135 signatures Monday evening. Signers identified themselves as students or alumni and called for a public apology.

    Lynn Parrish, spokeswoman for Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the nation, explained why the unnamed woman might have waited until Friday to go to police.

    "When someone lives through such a traumatic experience, they can react in many different ways," Parrish said. "It's really not that uncommon for someone to hold off before reporting it."

    Parrish also said progress is being made in reducing the stigma that goes along with rape.

    "The most important thing is that we make it as easy as possible for victims to come forward and press charges."

    One case of rape at the University was reported in 2006, with four reported the previous year, according to Minneapolis police statistics.

    EHS standout arrested for rape allegation 4/10/07

    Kyle Wiese, Alestle News Reporter

    Edwardsville High School alum E.J. Jones was arrested and released on rape allegations following an incident that occurred late April 3 at the University Village apartments on the University of Minnesota campus.

    An 18-year-old woman reported the incident Friday to the UM Police Department.

    Jones is now a member of the Minnesota Golden Gopher football team and a sophomore at the university.

    Jones graduated from Edwardsville High School in 2005 and was selected by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as the 2005 Greater Metro Player of the Year.

    University of Minnesota Head Football Coach Tim Brewster released a statement Friday April 6 after learning of the incident.

    "Obviously, this is disappointing news for any coach to receive," Brewster said. "There is an on-going investigation and we will cooperate fully with law enforcement on this matter."

    Brewster has suspended Jones as well as his teammates Alex Daniels and Keith Massey for the incident.

    During his senior season at Edwardsville High, Jones rushed for 2,066 yards on 249 carries and ran for 23 touchdowns.

    Calls placed to Edwardsville School District Superintendent Ed Hightower and Edwardsville High School Football Coach Tim Dougherty were not immediately returned.

    Three Gophers football players remain jailed 4/8/07

    Police released few new details about the alleged rape, which reportedly occurred at the University Village Apartments.

    By Tom Ford and Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune s taff w riters

    Three University of Minnesota football players suspected of being involved in the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman at an apartment complex near campus remained in jail Saturday after their bail was set at $100,000 each.

    Charges against Alex Daniels and Keith Massey, both 20, and E.J. Jones, 19, could come as early as Monday, authorities said.

    If the Hennepin County Attorney's Office does not file charges against them by noon Monday, the three would be released from the Hennepin County jail, said University Police Chief Greg Hestness. But that wouldn't preclude them from being charged later, he added.

    The players, who have been suspended from the team by coach Tim Brewster pending the outcome of the investigation, did not play in the team's annual spring scrimmage Saturday at the Metrodome.

    After the scrimmage, Brewster gave a brief statement and then said he would not discuss the situation further. University officials told news media members that they would cut off any interviews with players that didn't focus strictly on the spring game.

    "Obviously it's a disappointing situation that's been presented to me," Brewster said. "There's an investigation that's ongoing that we're going to cooperate fully with."

    Said university athletic director Joel Maturi: "We will let the process take its course and then do the appropriate thing. But I'm not ready to abandon these kids. It's our responsibility to stand by them and their families."

    According to Hestness, the alleged rape occurred late Tuesday or early Wednesday at the University Village Apartments on University Avenue, where the players live.

    He said that the 18-year-old woman is not a resident there and that she is not a University of Minnesota student.

    Hestness said police are continuing to investigate, and he would not discuss how the woman and players encountered each other, or what led to the alleged attack.

    He also did not discuss details of the allegations, though he noted the players "were booked on criminal sexual conduct in the third degree. And that usually does involve penetration, nonconsensual penetration."

    On the day of the incident, the woman did go to a hospital for a sexual-assault examination, and was offered services from victim advocates, according to a police report.

    Early Friday, she flagged down a university officer who was on patrol to report the rape, Hestness said.

    "It's really not uncommon for victims of sexual assault to delay reporting," he said. "It's a difficult decision for a lot of women."

    Several detectives began investigating the incident, including searching the apartment complex Friday, he said. The players were then arrested and booked at the jail just before 9 p.m.

    In most years, university police receive about eight to 20 reports of sexual assaults, with only one or two, if any, of the incidents involving rape by a stranger, Hestness said. Most of the incidents involve acquaintances, he said.

    Sid Hartman: Brewster satisfied with spring practice 4/8/07

    The new Gophers football coach was pleased with what he saw on both offense and defense. Now he needs to figure out who will be his quarterback.

    By Sid Hartman, Star Tribune

    After spending time Sunday studying the videotape of Saturday's spring game, new Gophers football coach Tim Brewster said he was satisfied with what the squad accomplished.

    '"I thought yesterday was a culmination of a great first spring here at the U," Brewster said Sunday. "I thought the quarterbacks handled themselves very, very well. I thought we did some things solid on defense -- we did not do all our blitz looks, all the different things defensively -- but I thought that those guys did a nice job just playing good, hard, solid defense."

    Brewster made it clear that as a coach, he doesn't believe in platooning quarterbacks and that right now, Tony Mortensen and Adam Weber are battling for the starting job.

    "Mortensen is a solid guy, has a calmness under duress that experience allows him to have," Brewster said. "He's been around for a little while, and experience is very important at that position. He has a grasp of where he wants to go with the ball, so you know, Tony's been very, very solid; he's done a better job with his feet than I thought he was capable of doing."

    Brewster does like the all-around athletic ability of Weber, who was redshirted last season as a freshman, so he doesn't have even the limited experience of Mortensen, who played in six games in 2005 and three last year.

    "Adam Weber is a young guy who's got tremendous talents, I was really pleased for Adam. He completed some balls," Brewster said. "I just sensed there was a little bit more calmness about Adam. Everybody knows Adam's athleticism is excellent. One of the great hidden stats in football today is a quarterback's ability to get first downs with their feet.

    "When the pocket breaks down, when defensive pressure comes, can the quarterback go get a first down with his feet? We're looking for a guy that can do that. You can't have a guy that's a statue in the pocket and can't go get you a first down."

    Brewster sang the praises of center Tony Brinkhaus and said he is happy with the offensive line. Brinkhaus will have some minor surgery on his ankle this week. Among other offensive linemen, Brewster said that he is looking forward to getting Steve Shidell, who had surgery on a foot and missed spring practice; that Dominic Alford has a chance to be very good, even though he didn't finish the spring as strong as he started; and that Ned Tavale has had a good spring.

    Defensively, Brewster said the depth of the line might be the unit's strength, and he liked what linebackers Mike Sherels, John Shevlin and Steve Davis showed this spring. Brewster expects some help from some of the junior college transfers and seemed satisfied overall with the progress of the defense.

    Among defensive backs, Dominic Barber was impressive with four solo and three assisted tackles in the spring game, and fellow safety Jamal Harris had three solo tackles and intercepted a pass.

    How good is this team? We won't know a thing until it has played a game or two.

    New coaches, new schemes to be displayed to public for first time at Dome 4/5/07

    Gophers to play in spring intersquad game Saturday at the Metrodome.
    By Mark Heise

    A new era in Minnesota football can't truly begin until Gophers fans get a chance to see their team in action.

    For fans of new coach Tim Brewster, that time has arrived.

    The Gophers are set to play a spring intersquad game at the Metrodome on Saturday at noon, kicking off an entirely new period in Minnesota football.

    The spring game will give the Gophers a chance to look at their up-in-the-air quarterback situation, as well as give the players a chance to adjust to their new offensive and defensive coaches.

    Players have a chance to show the new coach what they have to offer the team as well, as Brewster said earlier this spring that he doesn't have depth charts yet.

    The spring game will also give fans a first look at Brewsters' staff, including defensive coordinator Everett Withers and offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar.

    Withers will get his first taste of coordinating Saturday after spending the past five years as a defensive backs coach for the Tennessee Titans.

    Dunbar joined the Gophers after serving as California's offensive coordinator last season when the Golden Bears averaged 32.8 points per game - ranking Cal 11th in the country.

    And Dunbar's offense should be especially interesting. Brewster said he is looking for a more balanced attack offensively this season.

    "The misnomer is that it's a pass-influenced offense," Brewster said earlier this spring. "It's not, but it is more balanced. We want to spread the field and have the throwing game. It's hard to run the football against eight or nine man fronts."

    It's a new start for the Gophers, one that many people seem excited to be a part of.

    "There's a tremendous amount of excitement," Brewster said. "Each and every person believes we can get it done. Janitors and secretaries. We're trying to create something here environment-wise."

    Brewster wants to pack the Dome for spring game 4/4/07

    With the hockey playoffs heating up, and a new baseball season getting out of the blocks, some might think the Gopher Football program is in mothballs. Those people don't know head coach Tim Brewster.

    "The 2007 season starts Saturday," he told an audience at City Center this morning, "and we need each and every one of you to come out and support this football team."

    Brewster was the headliner at a pep rally to get fans pumped up for this weekend's intrasquad game at the Dome. It is just another example of the steps the program is taking to re-engage fans, pump up potential recruits, and put the U of M back on the nation's football map.

    "I'm so excited to have a guy like this," gushed fan J.B. Taylor, "and so excited that our team can maybe do something really great this year."

    It certainly won't be for lack of effort. Since taking the job, Brewster has assembled a
    top-notch staff and traveled the state to speak to recruits that would likely have left the state if former coach Glen Mason would have been retained.

    Last Friday, more than 400 high school coaches from around Minnesota came to the Gopher practice facility to watch a scrimmage and join Brewster and the staff for a fish fry. "It's critical we have relations with the high school coaches in the state of Minnesota," Brewster emphasized.

    The theory is coaches that are happy,and feel a part of the U of M program, will be more likely encourage their top players to stay at home.

    Getting apathetic fans back in the seats is a more basic process. Put a good product on the field, win some games, and ticket sales should go through the Dome's Teflon roof.

    "Tremendous tradition and history here, people want to support the golden gophers, and what we've got to do is put a product on the field that gets people excited," emphasized the new coach. "That's my job."

    Gophers Want To Be Golden? Once Again 3/27/07

    By Jamie Newberg
    National Recruiting Analyst

    Over the past 15 seasons I have had the opportunity to talk football and recruiting with many coaches in college football. But I can?t recall anyone more up beat and enthusiastic than Tim Brewster. The new head man at the University of Minnesota has big plans for the Golden Gophers, as Brewster and his staff look to take this program to the next level.

    The primary principles of the University of Minnesota may one day look back on January 17, 2007 as the day. This was the day that Athletic Director Joel Maturi hired Tim Brewster to become the Head Coach of the Golden Gophers football team. Minnesota was guided for ten seasons previously by Glen Mason. In that time the Gophers saw some success, going to seven Bowl games and going 123-121. But after a 6-7 ?06 campaign and losing to Texas Tech in their Bowl game it was time for a change.

    Enter Tim Brewster. He spent the past five seasons in the National Football League with Denver (2005-?06) and San Diego (2002-?04). Before he jumped into the NFL Brewster spent 12 years with Mack Brown at North Carolina (1989 ? ?97) and then Texas (1998-?01). So why leave the pro ranks to get back into the college game?

    ?It?s a tremendous advantage to coach in the NFL,? said Brewster. ?I tell people I went to the NFL to get my P.H.D. in football. That?s why I left such a great place like the University of Texas.

    ?In the NFL the focus is all football. I realized my heart was in the college game because you can effect change in young people. There is also so much opportunity here at Minnesota. We are very excited about it. It?s also humbling getting this job and knowing the tradition here. We are going to take Minnesota back to the Rose Bowl and win the Big 10 Championship. That?s why we are here.?

    That?s a bold statement from a man that?s very serious about the job at hand, a job with an enormous amount of potential in one of the top conferences in college football.

    ?This conference is so strong and there is so much tradition,? explained Brewster. ?I get to coach against the greatest coach that ever lived in Joe Paterno (Penn State). That?s an honor for me and to be in the same league as coach Paterno is amazing. Penn State has so much history and tradition.

    ?I played at Illinois and I know this conference. From top to bottom it?s solid and it?s improving and getting better. Look at Northwestern and Indiana. You have Lloyd Carr (Michigan) and Jim Tressel (Ohio State) and watch out for Ron Zook (Illinois).?

    The difference between the Buckeyes, Wolverines and the rest of the league is consistency. Every so often Northwestern, Purdue and even Minnesota would challenge the perennial Big 10 powers. Even Mason had his Gophers at 10-3 in 2003. But to be a great program you have to do it each year. To be consistently good it starts and stops with recruiting.

    ?People don?t know that Minnesota has tradition and history,? said Brewster. ?Minnesota is one of the best kept secrets in college football. Now we have to go out and sell this great program. We have 18 Big 10 Championships and 6 National Championships. We have to reclaim elite status. It all comes down to recruiting. We have to wake up recruiting, talk recruiting every day, go to bed recruiting and dream recruiting. That?s the bottom line on how to get better and we have to do it each and every day of the year.?

    Brewster?s right. The key is recruiting, as recruiting is the life blood to every program. In today?s game recruiting is ultra competitive. With that said the dynamics of Big 10 recruiting are changing. Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan will always recruit well. Then there is Notre Dame, smack dab in the middle of Big 10 country. But now you also have to contend with Illinois and yes, Minnesota.

    ?I think admittedly we have to climb that hill and catch those guys,? said Mike Dunbar Offensive Coordinator at Minnesota. ?That?s the intent. If recruiting goes as well as we think it will, we will do it and do it early.?

    Recruiting is still about the have and have nots. To get to the top of the recruiting chain there are several things you must have. First, one guy can?t do it alone. Tim Brewster can?t do it alone. The key is who you surround yourself with and Brewster surrounded himself with a very good coaching staff and each man can recruit very well.

    ?When I took this job I had a lot of guys in mind,? said Brewster. ?I quickly assembled my staff and I have to say it is the best recruiting staff in the country and they can flat out coach too. They are young and dynamic. Every coach is a great recruiter. We have no liabilities because they can all coach the game too. It?s just a tremendous staff.?

    ?The thing about this staff is that everyone has the energy and passion to go out and compete in terms of recruiting,? said Randy Taylor, Director of Football Operations at Minnesota. ?The ultimate goal is to win the Big 10 and go to the Rose Bowl. We will not be satisfied with just going to a Bowl game. We all feel the same way and share the same attitude. We have talked about it and it starts with the head coach and we believe it.?

    Second, you have to have a great product to sell and the University of Minnesota is a great product. They play football in the Big 10 and Minnesota has great academics.

    Third, you have to want it and you have to dominate in-state recruiting. You have to out work the big boys. You have to recruit each and every day every chance you get. You have to own your state meaning keep the top prospects home. Then you have to go recruit against the best for the top end talent in states like Florida, California and Texas and make sure you get your share. That?s the formula for success. You can explain recruiting a millions different ways but it all boils down to one simple word ? relationships.

    ?First, we will always recruit the state of Minnesota the hardest,? explained Brewster. ?We want the top players year in and year out. There are a lot of good players and high school coaching in Minnesota. We want those kids to be the core and fiber of Minnesota football. Then we will go to places like Florida, Texas and California to go get the dynamic athletes that can impact change in a game on just a single down. We are out there building those relationships and we will recruit against anybody. We will do this and build those relationships with the kids. Kids make decisions based on people.?

    Another influential factor on recruiting will be their style of play. The Gophers will play a wide open and aggressive style of football on both sides of the ball. This will send a message to the prospects that are watching from Minnesota or somewhere out of state.

    ?We want to run the spread and appeal to all those great playmakers,? proclaimed Brewster. ?We have to go out and get receivers. We will get the 1,000 yard rusher and we will sign one great ?national? quarterback every year. We will go national for many kids and this is exciting. We have to have the ?wow? factor and be exciting and physical. We have to be aggressive and quick striking. Same with the defense. We will have an aggressive style and play multiple fronts.?

    Minnesota is two plus months into the Brewster regime. They are in the middle of their first spring practice. There is no depth chart as the coaching staff is taking their time accessing and evaluating what they have already on campus. Mason didn?t exactly leave the cupboard bare and much of their success will depend on attitude and it starts at the top with the head man, Tim Brewster.

    ?I tell you what,? said Dunbar. ?It is great to be back in the Big 10. This is a great league and we certainly have our challenges ahead of us. But I look forward to those challenges and so does everyone around here. Tim Brewster is so enthusiastic about this program and it?s that enthusiasm that has been so contagious for everyone here, including the players. That?s why I came to Minnesota and it?s so exciting to be at Minnesota right now.?

    Tim Brewster and his staff will pull big time prospects. It will happen and they will succeed in the recruiting battles. He just has ?it? as some coaches around the country do like Ron Zook, Pete Carroll and Urban Meyer. You can see it already, where the Gophers are offering top end prospects from their backyard in Minnesota and they are everywhere in the talent rich states of Florida, California, Texas, etc.

    ?Everything we do is about recruiting and everything goes back to recruiting,? proclaims Brewster.

    This is Brewster?s first head job since 1988, when he was the head coach at Central Catholic High School. Still, plenty of first time head coaches succeed in big time college football their first time out. And since 1988 Tim Brewster has learned from some of the best in the game. It also helps that he is a student of the game, always learning from those before him.

    ?I was a good player, not a great player but not quite good enough to play in the NFL,? said Brewster. ?I was always looking at the game from a coaching perspective as a player. I was always asking why?

    ?I love coaches like Vince Lombardi that really got after it. I have been fortunate to work with three Hall of Famers in Mack Brown, Marty Schottenheimer, and Mike Shanahan. I spent 13 seasons with Mack and he?s a people person who is so well organized. Schottenheimer is a tough guy who?s hard on his players. He?s tough minded and he pays attention to every detail. Coach Shanahan is the best coach in football today. He?s so confident in his preparation. I learned from him that if you understand how to prepare that gives you tremendous confidence. I also learned from him to attack weakness and be ruthless on the field. I am the same way and go for the kill.?

    Time will tell the Tim Brewster story at the University of Minnesota. He has a plan for the mission ahead both on the field and off. Recruiting will be their catalyst to achieving their goal, winning their conference and getting the Golden Gophers back to the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl.

    ?I am most excited about taking this program back to the Rose Bowl. 1961 has been a long time. People around here have a thirst and passion for this game and it?s time that the University of Minnesota gets back its elite status in college football.?
    MililaniBuckeye likes this.
  3. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie

    I had a nightmare about this last night, that we lost....sad sad state of affairs.
  4. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

  5. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    Gaga Gopher


    i chuckle, but it's the proper mindset.
  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Looks like it will really be the GOLDEN Gophers in late September.


  7. OSUBuckeye4Life

    OSUBuckeye4Life "THE" Ohio State Buckeyes

    All gold would look hideous. Maybe they think if the players are either blinded or disgusted at the opposing jerseys it will affect thier game.
  8. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I just checked, and we own Minnesota like no other Big Ten opponent, including Northwestern and Indiana. Here's our all-time records against current Big Ten members:

    Illinois: 60-29-4 (.667)
    Indiana: 65-12-5 (.823)
    Iowa: 44-14-3 (.746)
    Michigan: 40-57-6 (.417)
    Michigan State: 25-12-0 (.676)
    Minnesota: 39-7-0 (.848)
    Northwestern: 57-14-1 (.799)
    Penn State: 11-11-0 (.500), 9-5-0 (.643) in Big Ten
    Purdue: 35-12-2 (.735)
    Wisconsin: 50-17-5 (.729)

    Since a 17-7 loss at Minnesota in 1966, we are 34-2 against them, including 20-1 since a 35-31 loss at Minnesota in 1981. We had won 16 straight since that 1981 loss until losing 29-17 at home in 2000, and have won the last four since then.
  9. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    A season preview for Minnesota, from the Ozone.


  10. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Gophers' golden boy

    Brewster the coach could get help from Brewster the quarterback

    August 14, 2007

    It's three-to-two against that Clint Brewster will emerge as Minnesota's starting quarterback this season. The three against include the fact he is a true freshman entering a transitioning program and the dueling presence of junior Tony Mortensen and redshirt freshman Adam Weber ahead of him on the Golden Gophers' depth chart.
    The two for are the points that Brewster was the best high school quarterback in Colorado last year and that the Gophers' new head coach is his father, Tim.
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Impatient Brewster not willing to put Gophers through rebuilding

    By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer
    The Associated Press - Tuesday, August 21, 2007

    With a new stadium scheduled to open in two seasons, an incredibly optimistic rookie coach, and a roster missing several important players from last fall, the Minnesota football program is pointed more toward the future.
    Try telling Tim Brewster that.
    "I promised our seniors we're going to give it our best shot," said Brewster, who was hired in January after Glen Mason was fired. "Our goal is to win the Big Ten championship and take the Gopher nation to Pasadena. We believe we can do that. Without question, we believe we can. We're going to do everything within our power, that's in our control, to make that happen.
    "Patience isn't one of my better virtues."

  12. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Not willing to rebuild?

    Well, I guess that is true on one basis, they first must build before they can re-build.
  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Wade will be happy now


    College football notebook
    Minnesota names Weber to start at quarterback

    Wednesday, August 29, 2007 3:38 AM


    Minnesota coach Tim Brewster said that redshirt freshman Adam Weber will start at quarterback in the season opener Saturday against Bowling Green.

  14. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    No, no, no...

    They can re-build.


    It's kinda like rebuilding the Tower of Babel. The time frames involved are pretty similar.
  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Miami coach: Minnesota will be motivated

    By Pete Conrad
    Staff Writer

    Wednesday, September 05, 2007

    OXFORD ? When the Miami RedHawks try to tackle the Big Ten Conference on Saturday, coach Shane Montgomery said he expects to see the Minnesota Gophers team that played in the second half Saturday against Bowling Green.
    Montgomery can only hope that he sees, at the same time, the Miami team that played in the fourth quarter last week at Ball State.


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