Tim Brewster: No discussions about future

Minnesota coach Tim Brewster told reporters after today's loss at Purdue that he hasn't had any discussions with school officials about his future with the program.

"Absolutely not," Brewster said.

Brewster added that he knows of no change in support from his bosses. Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi wasn't available for comment after the game.

"Life deals you tough hands at times," Brewster said, "and you better be tough and you better stand up in the face of adversity and keep marching, keep working and that's exactly what we’re going to do as a football team. Hopefully our fans will recognize that, but I have great empathy for our fans because they're not nearly disappointed as I am."

The Gophers have dropped six consecutive games and need to win out to become bowl eligible. Their remaining schedule includes home dates with both Ohio State and Iowa and a road trip to Michigan State.

"I'm not worried about it because coach Brewster’s a good coach, and I know he’s going to coach us hard," receiver Da'Jon McKnight said. "If he's gone or not then I'll still love him. We're just trying to play hard for him and play hard for each other."

Special thanks to Josh Katzenstein for passing along some quotes from West Lafayette.