Brewster agrees to two-year extension

The contract extension will likely be signed next week.

Gophers v Northwestern football

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Gophers v Northwestern football

by Michael Rietmulder

Head football coach Tim Brewster has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the University of Minnesota. âÄúCoach Brewster and I have a shared vision for the future of Gopher football and I believe he has earned the opportunity to guide this program where we all want it to go,âÄù Athletics Director Joel Maturi said in a statement. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed until the contract is signed, which Maturi expects to be done next week. Brewster originally signed a five-year contract with the University in 2007, worth $1 million per year. The extension would keep Brewster at Minnesota through the 2013 season. Maturi had publicly stated that he hoped BrewsterâÄôs extension would be in place prior to WednesdayâÄôs national signing day. âÄúI am very excited about the contract extension and want to thank University President Robert Bruininks and Director of Athletics Joel Maturi for the confidence they have shown in me and our program,âÄù Brewster said in a statement. âÄúOur goal is to build a championship-caliber program.âÄù In his three seasons at the University, Brewster has led the Gophers to a 14-24 record and consecutive Insight Bowl berths. The team went 3-5 in conference play last season, finishing eighth in the Big Ten.