Floyd of Rosedale will be up for grabs this weekend when the Iowa Hawkeyes host Minnesota to close out the regular season. The Hawks are 9-2 while the Gophers are bowl eligible at 6-5 under third year coach Tim Brewster whose ultimate goal is to take the Gophers to the top of the Big Ten.
Brewster says he came to the school with the vision and the belief that the program can win a championship again and he says he truly believes that. Brewster says there is no way to forget last year’s 55-0 pounding at the hands of the Hawkeyes. He says those that refused to study history are doomed to repeat it and he say he’s studied that, but they won’t dwell on it.
Brewster says the players won’t be bothered by the infamous pink visitors locker room at Kinnick Stadium. He says he played there and the locker room is the same. He says the team controls what they can control and they will come in and be ready to play.
Brewster says the Gophers must find a way to move the ball against the Iowa defense. He says they need some continuity in the running game and will need to get some plays down the field. A victory on Saturday would be the first in a trophy game for the Gophers with Brewster as coach. He says it’s a meaningful game and the seniors have had the pig before and it would be meaningful to bring it home.