Look at the 3rd period. Look at what happened in the 3rd. The Gophers were coached to prevent defense in the 3rd, a coaching disaster.
The Gophers did NOT give up a goal in a power play in the 3rd. The game was lost on the shocking falling back and not trying to score. Look at the shots made -- NOT ATTEMPTED -- in the 3rd. Shocking.
Look at the shot count in the 3rd and then the final stats for the whole game. That is not the regular Gophers team. That was a disaster decision. We all could see the disaster strategy in the 3rd. Look at the 3rd period. Look at what happened in the 3rd.
The best talent in Minnesota history botched in the 3rd.
This coach needs to go.
We have lived through an historic plague under this athletic director Mark Coyle.
-Hockey has not won a championship since 2003. How does that happen?
-Women's hockey has not won a championship since 2016. How does that happen?
-Both basketball programs are razed to the ground.
-Hired a person who had never coached at any level EVER to coach the women's basketball team. It went from 11 conference wins in 3 out of 4 seasons with 2 NCAA tournaments to not one tournament in 5 years with not one 10 conference win season in that time and razed so bad to needing walk on's to fill roster spots plus losing with a veteran team to a team that had never beat a Big Ten team.
-Back to back worst seasons for men's basketball.
-The once-mighty wrestling team is knocked down while other NIL teams like Penn State own U of M. Which leads to...
-Horrible, horrible response the the new world of NIL. I've read many articles about other schools gearing up for this, and by comparison Minnesota was so far behind what others are doing.
-Football is really the only program that's doing well and by that I mean respectable, not winning anything big, which is fine.
-Men's track is #1 right now but Coyle axed that in half, killing indoor track, to align scholarships with the student body that is curiously lopsided in female attendance.
Meanwhile, St Thomas is on the rise.
Say goodbye to good Big Ten sports. It was nice knowing you when you were here.