Updated: October 15th, 2010 9:46am
Sources: If Gophers lose on Saturday, Tim Brewster's out as coach

Sources: If Gophers lose on Saturday, Tim Brewster's out as coach

by Cory Roufs
1500ESPN.com
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The Tim Brewster era of Gophers football could come to an end as early as Saturday.

The Gophers (1-5) are in West Lafayette, Ind., to take on Purdue (3-2). If the Boilermakers win, sources with knowledge of the situation said on Friday, the school will announce Brewster won't be back next year.

The university drafted a press release and devised a media plan on Thursday to move forward if the Gophers lose their sixth consecutive game, sources said.

Brewster's contract calls for him to receive a buyout that's roughly twice as large if he remains until the end of the season than if he leaves before that.

So, if the Gophers lose at Purdue and it's announced he won't be back after this year, Brewster will have to decide if it's worth the extra money to be a lame duck for the remaining five games.

Cory Roufs is a contributing writer for 1500ESPN.com. He also produces "Reusse & Mackey" weekdays noon-2.
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