Sunday, September 2, 2007


I just finished watching the Gopher/Bowling Green game on Tivo, and man was that ugly. You can get much better thoughts on the game from a much better and knowledgeable fan here, but no matter where you want to look, it ain't pretty.

PROS: Weber looks like he knows how to run the ball, Pinnix looked good, Wheelwright looked good for the most part, it was cool to see Bowling Green go for two in the first overtime, almost had another Cal/Stanford play,

CONS: The rest. Everything. The defense was the most craptacular display of swiss cheese I've ever seen. Sure, they tightened it up in the second half, right until they needed a stop to win the game. Horrible. I fear for games in the Big Ten. The Gophers could give up 70 in a game if they don't improve. Weber needs ALOT of work throwing the ball and reading a defense. He had radar lock on his target basically the whole game, I don't know if I saw him go to a secondary receiver once. That won't fly against better teams.

Overall, this was a brutal way to start the Brewster era. I mean, you don't expect much when you know you have a crappy defense and a first-time starter at QB, but this was awful. I thought Bowling Green was a great team to start against to build confidence - oops.

The only good thing is to see we are officially running a spread offense, option included. That is very cool. Hopefully, once Brewster gets his own players in here to run it instead of Mason's, it'll look a lot better. I hope so.

You have a lot of work to do Mr. Brewster, especially if the Gophers are going to Pasadena this year, as promised.

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