On January 7, 2007 I created a blog specifically for Minnesota Golden Gopher football called Gopher The Roses, www.gopherfootballblog.com. There you will find all of the posts from this site and more in depth coverage on all things Gopher football than I was able to do here on the business blog.
Link for my reaction after the game Fire Coach Glen Mason?
Updated January 1, 2007 at 1:00 pm
In the morning papers:
-Mason: 'I am not going to apologize', Sid Hartman column
-Maturi acts early in getting rid of smug Mason, Patrick Reusse column
-Up Next?, list of potential candidates
-Mason's firing brings out mixed feelings for him, a good like at who did and did not like him
-You're Fired ... And You ..., a list of the outgoing coaches and staff
-Glen Mason Timeline, all of the high points and a lack of low ones
-With Mason gone, Maturi cleans house, a look at the past few months in the athletic department
Updated December 31, 2006 at 7:00 pm
It is interesting to note that it was one year ago today that Glen Mason signed his 5-year extension after what was at best not a pleasant negotiation between the university and Glen Mason.
The buyout is $2.2 million plus $1.4 million in deferred compensation that was already earned.
GopherSports.com, home of the Gopher Athletic Department, has this report and a link to watch the press conference, Glen Mason Dismissed As Golden Gopher Head Football Coach.
Here are updated articles following the press conference:
-Gophers fire mason, St. Paul Pioneer Press
-U fires Mason after Insight debacle, St. Paul Pioneer Press
-Gophers football coach Mason fired, Star Tribune
-Jan. 1, 2006: Mason, U agree to 5-year contract, Star Tribune article announcing deal last year
Original post December 31, 2006 at 4 pm
Earlier this afternoon the University of Minnesota announced a 5 pm press conference. Sources have told the following that football coach Glen Mason has been fired:
-Pioneer Press, Gophers fire Mason
-Star Tribune, U fires football coach Mason