Last week I stated that the Gophers didn't suck. Well after Saturday's 0-55 debacle against Iowa I may have to revise that sentiment.
I'm not going to re-hash the game except to say that it was an embarrassing performance by the Gophers and this game and the Michigan games were god-awful to watch.
So where do the Gophers stand? On September 1st if you would have said the Gophers would be 7-5 and won two Big Ten Road games I would have been ecstatic. But given the way the season ended, it's a big let down. Here are some thoughts:
The Defense clearly improved. From last year's worst team ever to a decent squad this year. Hopefully more players come on board next year.
Offense regressed with no running game. Adam Weber is tough but needs a better line and better running backs. Dunbar's spread offense has not been too impressive. No tears shed if he doesn't return.
Coach Brewster still has a lot to prove. Sure he can recruit but the book is still out whether he can actually coach. Not only did the players not respond over the last four games, but the coach didn't either.
One good note. Saturday's "game" was the last one at the Metrodome. Somehow it is fitting that the Gophers go out 0-55. It's but a dirty coda on a sad chapter of Golden Gopher football history. Good riddance HHH Metrodome may your crappy atmosphere, too loud P.A., knee-shredding turf, and bad mojo never mar a Gopher football game again!!!!!!!!!!!!!