College Football Betting - 2007 Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview at SBG Global

The Glen Mason era is over at Minnesota as new head coach Tim Brewster takes over

Mason was a frustrating coach for many college football betting fans. He continually talked about taking Minnesota to the next level but it really never happened as NCAA football betting players watched. The bowl loss to Texas Tech last year probably sealed his fate. College football betting fans should also know that offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar and defensive coordinator Everett Withers are in their first years. The good news for football betting fans may be that Mason is gone. Also departed is QB Brian Capito so the job goes to junior Tony Mortensen or freshman Adam Weber. NCAA College football betting fans know that senior WR Ernie Wheelwright (26 REC, 437 YDs, 5 TDs) looks to be good target and senior RB Amir Pinnix (252 CAR, 1,272 YDs, 10 TDs) should be solid. College football betting fans know that the offense scored 28.9 PPG, but the defense gave up 26 PPG. Junior DE Willie VanDeSteeg, who had 10 sacks in 2006, will be expected to lead the defense. Minnesota was horrible against the pass in 2006 and that is a huge concern for college football betting players.

College football betting players should know that Brewster is a great recruiter so things may turn around for Minnesota. The Gophers just have to show some hope this year for college football betting fans and get ready for 2008 and then 2009 when the new TCF Bank Stadium opens. The team will better if it wins the close games for football betting players. Minnesota lost to Penn State on a bad call, outplayed Purdue but lost and then blew a 31 point lead against Texas Tech in the bowl game as college football betting players watched. The blown lead in the bowl game was the last straw for Minnesota and Mason was gone. Minnesota has a favorable non-conference schedule for college football betting fans to consider. They play Bowling Green, Miami Ohio, at Florida Atlantic and North Dakota State. College football betting fans should know that they don’t have to play Penn State and the road games at Indiana and Northwestern are winnable against the football betting lines. The closing stretch is tough with Michigan Iowa and Wisconsin so early success is a key as college football betting players watch. College football betting players are aware that key games for Minnesota include at home versus Illinois and away at Northwestern. From September 22 through October 6, the Gophers have a string of very tough games against Purdue, Ohio State and Indiana for football betting fans to consider.

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College football betting fans know that the best offensive player should be senior RB Amir Pinnix.  The best defensive player will probably be junior DE Willie VanDeSteeg. Finding a quarterback is the big key to a winning season for the Gophers and for college football betting fans. The goal for Minnesota is probably an eight win season which would be an improvement and get them into a nice bowl. A win at home over Purdue is the key game for Minnesota and for college football betting fans especially after last year’s loss.