Nowadays, college football coaches are all over the Internet. Minnesota's Tim Brewster is no exception to this.
He has a Web site, is on Facebook, and also posts updates on Twitter. Part of Brewster's online empire is a blog that is regularly updated. On that blog is a bio that talks about Brewster's 20-plus years of coaching football. It is there that Brewster stretches the truth a bit to make himself look like an awfully successful coach.
Read the bio for yourself.
Minnesota Head Coach Tim Brewster has 21 years of coaching experience. Prior to joining the Maroon and Gold, Brew served tenures under coaching legends Mack Browm (sic), Marty Schottenheimer, and Mike Shanahan. Brewster has coached in 10 Bowl games and played in two as a player at Illinois. In total, Brewster holds a coaching record of 113-61-1 (.645). Coach Brewster also has made headlines as an outstanding recruiter. He has inked the likes of NFL stars Vince Young and Chris Sims (sic) at Texas and Alge Crumpler at the University of North Carolina.First off, who typed this thing? "Mack Browm"? "Chris Sims"? I can understand someone misspelling a name like "MarQueis Gray" (a freshman quarterback for the Gophers this year), but how do you screw up the name of one of college football's most well-known coaches?
I'm a huge fan of coaches propping themselves up, especially when the target audience tends to be recruits and their families. However, did Brewster go too far?
Obviously, he's taking credit for games that were won while he was an assistant coach. After all, Minnesota is his first head coaching job, and Brewster is just 8-17 in two years with the Gophers.
While this bio goes a long way toward showing how experienced Brewster is, and it makes clear he has coached some big-time players in big-time games, and also done some great recruiting, it's hard to look past the clear embellishment of his coaching record to see that.
For his sake, let's hope recruits don't feel the same way.
(Pat on the butt: Black Heart Gold Pants)