Itís a good thing Minnesota is known as the State of Hockey,
because it sure isnít the State of Football.
Letís start with the Vikings mess. Iíve never been a fan of Favre, although I grew to respect
him u until his retirement drama started six or so years ago. And Iíve really never been a fan of
Chili. I donít know how he ever
got a head coaching job, and I sure donít know what he did to deserve an
extention last year about a month into the Favre era.
But Chiliís actions this week with Moss take the cake. Not consulting with the owner? Thatís not good. ESPNís Adam Shefter tweeted several
members of the Vikings team were upset as well, and that Chili has lost the
Duh. I wonder
if he ever really had it.
Iím hoping the Vikes pull the plug on Chili ASAP after the
final game of the season, and make a push for Jon ďChuckyĒ Gurden, or Bill
Cower. They need a hard-nosed,
established guy who will leave no question on who is in control.
Moss may have had a bad attitude, and caused some problems, but
thatís because he saw weakness in Chili.
He smelled blood in the water and tried to see how far he could exert
himself to assert his own authority over the head coachís.
But when you make a trade for a guy, and only have him
locked up through the end of this season, and only this season, why not just
keep him? Didnít they know he was
capable of something like this?
Now, onto my Gophers.
Who will be their next head man?
Some rumors say that the lead candidates arenít interested
in coming to Minnesota. So who is?
Maybe Marc Trestman.
He is a former Gopher who has coaching experience at the college and
professional levels. His most
recent coaching gig was as the QB coach and Offensive Coordinator at North
Carolina State in 2005-06. Heís
been the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League.
Well first and foremost he is one of us. He played for
the Gophers for three years and grew up in St. Louis Park. He's from here
and possibly would want to return to the U of MN and turn that program into a
But heís not exactly a sought after head college coach. He wouldnít be a candidate at any other
school in the country.
Another name is Al Golden. Well, at least he has the right name.
Golden is currently the head coach at Temple. Heís been a defensive assistant at Penn
State, Virginia and Boston College.
Now, Temple is no powerhouse, but they were DREADFUL before he took
over. After an 1-11 season his 1st
year, heís gone 13-12 the last two seasons, including a 9-4 campaign in
2009. But, he might be waiting for
JoPa to retire at Penn State.
Mike Leech, the former Texas Tech coach, would be good. Iíd love to see him try to light up the
big 10, or New Big 12, or whatever they will call themselves.
Other names include Brady Hoke (San Diego State), Troy
Calhoun (Air Force), and Vikings defensive coordinator, Lesley Frazier. I could see Fraizer working, and he
should get an interview if heís interested. Those other two guys donít do much for me.
Well, one way or another, the new coach can only go up from
where Brewster took the program.
Isnít it hockey season yet?