Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gopher football

Once upon a time, the Minnesota Golden Gophers were a national powerhouse in football. Now, with a beautiful new on-campus stadium that should make recruiting easy, they are a complete joke under the reign of a guy that was hired because he was supposed to be able to recruit.

On Sunday sitting in the clubhouse after a nice fall round of golf, I said that that the Gophers should target either Tony Dungy or Marc Trestman. I guess that I should write a sports column.

Tim Brewster is still the University of Minnesota football coach. But if there is a change, speculation will immediately focus on two former Gophers quarterbacks, Tony Dungy and Marc Trestman.

And count on it — Dungy will be the first person contacted, as he was after the Gophers fired Glen Mason. . .

Trestman, who is from St. Louis Park, coached the Montreal Alouettes to the Grey Cup championship in his first season two years ago. Last season, Trestman took Montreal to the Grey Cup finals. This season, the Alouettes are 9-3 and in first place in the Canadian Football League's East Division.