Minnesota stays patient with Brewster
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster says he and the school have agreed to a two-year contract extension.
He says he's "very pleased" with the deal, with national signing day five days away. Brewster was traveling Friday and unable yet to sign the contract.
Athletics director Joel Maturi told ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg that a contract will be signed soon. Financial terms of the extension will be released after the contract is signed.
The 49-year-old Brewster has been working on a five-year deal he signed when he was hired in 2007. It's worth $1 million annually.
The extension puts Brewster under contract through the 2013 season.
The Gophers are 14-24 under Brewster. His third season in charge ended with a 6-7 finish, including an Insight Bowl loss to Iowa State, but Maturi has indicated a desire to remain patient with a first-time head coach.
"It's good for the program, good for coach Brewster and it certainly sends a message to our recruits that we share the vision coach Brewster has," Maturi told Rittenberg. "He deserves the opportunity to coach those young men that he's brought here."
ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg and the Associated Press contributed to this story.
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