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VIRG FOSS: Gophers coach to Gophers fans: We’re weak

October 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

At Coach Jerry Kill’s request, Minnesota is dropping out of a two-year contract to play North Carolina and forking over $800,000, the penalty for doing so. It’s not like the Gophers are getting rid of someone like Alabama from their schedule, a team that would eat their lunch. North Carolina has had six losing seasons in the last 14 years. Continue Reading

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Kill has a big challenge ahead with Gophers

December 7, 2010 in INFORUM

As Joel Maturi conducted a lengthy search for the next face of the Minnesota football program, he had to swallow his pride and give an honest assessment of what has transpired at the school over the last 40 years. Continue Reading

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Gophers go for Kill: Minnesota hires Northern Illinois coach to take over football program

December 5, 2010 in INFORUM

MINNEAPOLIS Joel Maturi traveled the country to interview candidates to be the Gophers’ new football coach. But the man he chose might have offered his best pitch for the job last September, right in front of his new team. Continue Reading

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Report: Kill to be named next coach for Gopher football program

December 5, 2010 in INFORUM

Jerry Kill, the head football coach at Northern Illinois, has accepted the job at the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting on its website. Continue Reading

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College football: Minnesota gets pig back, beats No. 24 Iowa 27-24

November 27, 2010 in INFORUM

MINNEAPOLIS Duane Bennett’s touchdown run with 4:31 left lifted Minnesota to 27-24 victory Saturday over 24th-ranked Iowa, as the Hawkeyes lost another fourth-quarter lead while falling to the rival Gophers for the first time in four years. Continue Reading

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College football: Gophers suspend three defensive players

November 2, 2010 in INFORUM

MINNEAPOLIS The news isn’t getting any better for slumping Minnesota and its beleaguered defense. Continue Reading

Gophers to try and pull home upset against No. 10 Buckeyes

October 29, 2010 in Pierce County Herald

The No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes college football team visit the Twin Cities tomorrow for a game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

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College football: Maturi wants to make a splash with new coach

October 18, 2010 in INFORUM

Athletic director Joel Maturi insists Minnesota has all the resources and amenities to attract a big-time football coach to resurrect a program that hasn’t been to the Rose Bowl in nearly 50 years. Continue Reading

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Schnepf: Maturi tires of Brewster’s sales pitch

October 18, 2010 in INFORUM

Tim Brewster called it the “most miserable experience of my life.”
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Brewster fired as head coach of Minnesota Gophers

October 17, 2010 in INFORUM

MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota fired football coach Tim Brewster on Sunday, one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Purdue to fall to 1-6 in his fourth season on the sideline. Continue Reading