Kill and staff cannot rest after getting bowl eliglble

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  • Updated: November 12, 2012 - 7:05 AM

While Gophers football players reveled in the moment on Saturday, their coaches slipped off and resumed their work.

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notsidNov. 12, 12 9:05 AM

I am probably one of the few diehard Gopher fans who actually thinks that the Gophers can be competitive in their last two conference games, especially, against Michigan State. They should be competitive against Nebraska but could get blown out as well depending upon how consistent and/or how erratic Martinez plays on Saturday. I liked the goal line stand against the Illini on Saturday that limited the hosts to a field goal as well as the defensive play over all. The running game was great all day with the big sophomore running for well over 100 yards. And the nice run by the fellow flubbing a punt reception and then picking it up and making a nice run was great to see. Granted, all of this was accomplished against a lowly Illini team but never-the-less, I think that it could translate into two more competitive games before season end that could improve their bowl assignment as well. As it is, the six-win season makes all the more embarrassing the decision to take North Carolina off of the 2013-14 schedule let alone paying the Tar Heels $800,000 for the priviledge of doing so.

bailey6737Nov. 12, 12 9:52 AM

Why bring NC up again. It's done and over, move on. Diehard Gopher fans need to trust that Coach Kill did the right thing.

moretaxesnowNov. 12, 1210:09 AM

Question of the day - Are the 2012 Gophers the worst bowl eligible team ever? Discuss:

moretaxesnowNov. 12, 1210:11 AM

Congratulations, Coach Tim Brewster went to a bowl game in his 2nd year also. But he scheduled non-conference games against teams like USC and Cal - top 10 teams. So Coach Kill has a little ways to go to get up to the Brewster standard, but he's getting closer!

littlebigboyNov. 12, 1211:35 AM

Coach Kill doesn't care what you think, he will build it his way and win, then the bandwagon will be full. We might let the naysayers on the bumper or a pull cart.

minneg56Nov. 12, 12 1:06 PM

lil'b'boy- speaks the truth.

notsidNov. 12, 12 3:42 PM

Come on kids! You cannot seriously think that fans are going to fill the seats next season, i.e. think needed AD revenue, to watch the Gophers beat up on yet another East Overshoe Tcch when they could be watching a game against a competitive but beatable North Carolina team, i.e.again, think needed AD revenue related to seats that are filled. Kill made an absolutel dumb decision that suggests that he is not quite ready for big time and many fans will never let him off of the hook for making such a cowardly decision.

minneg56Nov. 12, 12 4:13 PM

notsid- Maybe just maybe, Kill dispensed with the 'Heels so he could give his first stringers a rest at some point next season? Maybe some hard working footballers who committed to U of M can get some P T as a reward for essentially being the scout team or even 'live practice dummies'. Last Saturday was an example of overuse. Three different players ended up at center. North Carolina? It is yesterday's news; the ship has sailed; the train has left the station; the plane has taxied; the bus has left the latrine ... Third and fourth stringers will play against your adopted alma mater E.O. Tech!

hopsingNov. 12, 12 4:45 PM

moretaxesnow:Congratulations, Coach Tim Brewster went to a bowl game in his 2nd year also. But he scheduled non-conference games against teams like USC and Cal - top 10 teams. So Coach Kill has a little ways to go to get up to the Brewster standard, but he's getting closer! Brewster did it with Mason's cupboard 1/2 full, Kill had to do with Brewster's 1/2 empty(mainly using fresh/sophs) your analysis is weak.

gregory58Nov. 12, 12 5:38 PM

Moretax, you forget (or you just don't know), that Brewster team was 7-1 but woefully weak, got some really lucky breaks, then after the NW loss got beat by a bad Michigan team and was slaughtered by Iowa (and lost badly in the bowl game). The next season was a complete collapse. Brewster changed coaches every year and, oh, wasn't much of a coach himself. Not sure what your point is..............


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