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Matt Foley was at least an intentional comedic skit/bit.

This is either a bad caricature (of himself, no less) or just plain sad.
 





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I'll bet this kind of thing is somewhat common in D1 football. I don't think it's unique to Brewster.
Yeah, I don't know why people get all worked up about coach-speak. I'm a very old man and my high school coaches were all pretty much like this and often far more profane. All sports seem to be becoming a combination of WWE and UFC.
 

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I still like him to this day. I think he honest to goodness believed he could do the job and failed. He sells some bs and he's full of it, but I don't think for once he intentionally took the U for a ride, and it still bugs me when he's referred to as a snake oil salesman. No, the guy is just bad at being anything other than a recruiting coordinator and a tight ends coach. He made Gopher football exciting again for the short time he was here, although the on field results were poop. I still rememeber how awesome it was getting the Skyline 4.
 



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I still like him to this day. I think he honest to goodness believed he could do the job and failed. He sells some bs and he's full of it, but I don't think for once he intentionally took the U for a ride, and it still bugs me when he's referred to as a snake oil salesman. No, the guy is just bad at being anything other than a recruiting coordinator and a tight ends coach. He made Gopher football exciting again for the short time he was here, although the on field results were poop. I still rememeber how awesome it was getting the Skyline 4.
Well put, my thoughts as well. I have no I’ll will towards Brew, even if the final results weren’t great.
 







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I still like him to this day. I think he honest to goodness believed he could do the job and failed. He sells some bs and he's full of it, but I don't think for once he intentionally took the U for a ride, and it still bugs me when he's referred to as a snake oil salesman. No, the guy is just bad at being anything other than a recruiting coordinator and a tight ends coach. He made Gopher football exciting again for the short time he was here, although the on field results were poop. I still rememeber how awesome it was getting the Skyline 4.
Had the vision, but couldn't execute it. I have no hard feelings toward him either.
 

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Guessing he has done this everywhere he's been. I'll bet players from his past stops see this and giggle.
 


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I'll bet this kind of thing is somewhat common in D1 football. I don't think it's unique to Brewster.
The video of him is pretty cringeworthy but I don't really think its far off from PJ and the language he instructs our players to use. Love PJ but you are right, some really interesting personas in college football
 

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I still like him to this day. I think he honest to goodness believed he could do the job and failed. He sells some bs and he's full of it, but I don't think for once he intentionally took the U for a ride, and it still bugs me when he's referred to as a snake oil salesman. No, the guy is just bad at being anything other than a recruiting coordinator and a tight ends coach. He made Gopher football exciting again for the short time he was here, although the on field results were poop. I still rememeber how awesome it was getting the Skyline 4.
I'm a Brew fan as well, not as a head coach, but at the way he took the high road when he left. He certainly could have pointed blame back at Maturi, who I think should take a lot of the heat for Brew's failure. But he never did. He's only spoken highly of Minnesota, never took a shot at anyone. Compare that with Old Jer...
 

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Guessing he has done this everywhere he's been. I'll bet players from his past stops see this and giggle.
There's a certain age when the audience for these things kind of ages out. I don't hear these sorts of things happening in the NFL or other pro sports. In the military, this kind of stuff generally ends after the training phases. But in the gung-ho, prove yourself phases of life, young men will put up and go along with this for a while before they start to tune out.
 

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I'm a Brew fan as well, not as a head coach, but at the way he took the high road when he left. He certainly could have pointed blame back at Maturi, who I think should take a lot of the heat for Brew's failure. But he never did. He's only spoken highly of Minnesota, never took a shot at anyone. Compare that with Old Jer...
Brew's downfall was never being unable to settle on a system for how he wanted the team to play leading to a revolving door at the coordinator spots. In short, he had no idea what he was doing and was not ready to be a head coach, especially at the power 5 level.

But any ill will for the Brewster era should be directed at Maturi and the U for going on the cheap and hiring someone who had no business being in the mix for a power 5 head coaching job.
 

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This video has been making the rounds, thought it deserved its own thread.

Im probably in the minority but a decade he still gets me fired up.

i was at a small birthday party for Pinky MacNamara adn brewster was there. Talked to him for 30 minutes or so, i told him we would really hate to lose him to tennessee. 2 times i have been mind blowing duped. First wife, Brewster and lying Jer kill. Totally bought in to their bullshtt.
 

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There's a certain age when the audience for these things kind of ages out. I don't hear these sorts of things happening in the NFL or other pro sports. In the military, this kind of stuff generally ends after the training phases. But in the gung-ho, prove yourself phases of life, young men will put up and go along with this for a while before they start to tune out.
Yeah, I'm in my 40's and just watched that. If a grown man told me to stand when he says stand, I'd sit on purpose and challenge him to a fight. I certainly wouldn't act like these kids did. I feel sorry for them. You wanna yell at me about how I'm running a route, reading the D, etc. fine. That's coaching. But telling another grown man to stand...?
 


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I still like him to this day. I think he honest to goodness believed he could do the job and failed. He sells some bs and he's full of it, but I don't think for once he intentionally took the U for a ride, and it still bugs me when he's referred to as a snake oil salesman. No, the guy is just bad at being anything other than a recruiting coordinator and a tight ends coach. He made Gopher football exciting again for the short time he was here, although the on field results were poop. I still rememeber how awesome it was getting the Skyline 4.
He also was a professional after the fact.

The guys is the quintessential assistant coach. He's a good recruiter and stuff like this is pretty common.
 


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I still like him to this day. I think he honest to goodness believed he could do the job and failed. He sells some bs and he's full of it, but I don't think for once he intentionally took the U for a ride, and it still bugs me when he's referred to as a snake oil salesman. No, the guy is just bad at being anything other than a recruiting coordinator and a tight ends coach. He made Gopher football exciting again for the short time he was here, although the on field results were poop. I still rememeber how awesome it was getting the Skyline 4.
It's not his fault he was given a job he wasn't qualified for. What's he supposed to do, turn it down? By all accounts he tried his best to win here, he just wasn't ready for a job like this. I've also never heard him badmouth the U after his firing. I root for him wherever he goes.
 

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There's a certain age when the audience for these things kind of ages out. I don't hear these sorts of things happening in the NFL or other pro sports. In the military, this kind of stuff generally ends after the training phases. But in the gung-ho, prove yourself phases of life, young men will put up and go along with this for a while before they start to tune out.
Drill Sgt.
 

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It's not his fault he was given a job he wasn't qualified for. What's he supposed to do, turn it down? By all accounts he tried his best to win here, he just wasn't ready for a job like this. I've also never heard him badmouth the U after his firing. I root for him wherever he goes.
Yep. Based on his jobs since and this video, he's in the right position as recruiter and position coach.
 





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