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Gophers need to hire Mike Leach

[bumped because it's the kind of thinking that worked for the Gopher basketball team---Bama Hawkeye]

Somebody in another thread floated that trial balloon, and my initial reaction was no.

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But after watching that egg the Gophers just got done laying in Tempe, do it. Something needs to be done, because Minnesota football needs a shock to the system.

I grew up in Minnesota, and I could never embrace Gopher football. They were either terrible, disappointing, or terribly disappointing. I never thought much of Glen Mason; he politicked too hard to get the Ohio State job when Coop got fired, and I think he always seemed to view the Gopher job as a consolation prize.

I initially liked the enthusiasm and high goals that Tim Brewster brought to the program, but local columnists made fun of him for daring to dream big. After a decent recruiting class and a new stadium, I thought Gopher football (a program that has more national championships in the Big 10 other than OSU and Michigan, BTW) was on their way to a renaissance.

But no. Same old Gopher football.

Shake up the conference. Bring in Mike Leach.