Normally, a coach who guides his team to a bowl game doesn't get fired.
Tim Brewster is not your normal coach.
Brewster has the Minnesota Golden Gophers headed to the Insight Bowl in Tempe, but his relationship with athletic director Joel Maturi has become increasingly strained after the coach's name somehow got connected to the recent opening at Kansas. There was never any interest on Kansas' part, and the belief is that Brewster's agent floated his client's name in hopes of getting a contract extension.
"There are rumors that he's going to Kansas, so I don't know," Maturi said after hearing about the report. "What can I say? So I can't guarantee it, no. I can't guarantee the decisions of other people."
Public opinion has also turned against Brewster. A Star Tribune poll asking if the coach should get be fired or be given an extension wasn't close. Over 70% favored a firing.