Tim Brewster said he had not contacted Kansas about the open position there, was not a candidate for that or any other job and intended to be the Gophers coach "for a long time."
"It happens every year," Brewster said of the rumors. "Last year I was asked about Tennessee. It's unfortunate that unsubstantiated rumors circulate in the coaching profession this time of year. ... I'm not a candidate for any other job. I'm where I want to be, and I'll be here for a long time."
Indeed, Brewster suggested he and Gophers athletic director Joel Maturi had begun at least preliminary talks about extending Brewster's contract, which has two years remaining on it.
"The contract situation is a non-issue," Brewster said. "I have two years left on my contract, and we're talking about extending the contract."
Well I guess it's all over, for now. He said what he had to say and we'll all move on to other things, for now. Like MarQueis Gray for instance...
"We're going to try to wear him out pretty good [in the bowl game]," Brewster said of Gray. "He's going to play a whole bunch."
After Wednesday's practice, Gray was a very tired and sore freshman.
"My body's killing me right now," he said. "But it's a way to get on the field, though."
That will be mostly at receiver for the Insight Bowl and then the QB competition will be open come Spring practice.
- The Dinkytown circus continued, this time the entertainment is provided by Royce White. He claims to be posting a YouTube video giving the "Royce White Story." Clearly this kid just doesn't get it.
- No wonder all the good football players play in the South. I don't hear of hostesses around the Big Ten.
- There is talk of the NCAA Tournament expanding. Someone get this message to the NCAA, the basketball tournament is perfect. DO NOT MESS IT UP!! Watering it down will bring in more money short-term but dilute interest long-term. I love the NCAA Tournament more than anything else in sports, please do not expand. Letting an 8th Big Ten team and the third best team in the WCC into the tournament is just ridiculous. They do not deserve a shot at a Championship especially when this opportunity is presented to them so the NCAA can make more money.