MINNEAPOLIS -- New Minnesota coach Tim Brewster cut the last
remaining ties to the Glen Mason era on Friday, telling longtime
assistant Gordy Shaw that he will not be brought back to joing the
Shaw, an offensive line coach, spent 14 seasons with the
Gophers, the last 10 under Mason. He and fellow assistant Luke
Tressel were tapped by athletics director Joel Maturi to remain
with the university after Mason was fired to keep in touch with
recruits who have committed to play here next season.
But Brewster told both coaches that they will not be retained.
The new coach has said he will move quickly to assemble his
staff and could announce that group in the next few days.