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Friday, October 31, 2008
Big Ten lunchtime links: Brewster blossoms as coach


Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Happy Halloween. I'm all out of sweater vests. Any other ideas for a Big Ten-themed costume? 

While you ponder that question, check out these links. 

"Brewster arrived in town eager to appear on every TV and radio show in town, eager to repeat his favorite mottos and talking points. When he proved unwilling to answer any questions with candor, and followed a summer of relentless promotion with a 1-11 season, he lost credibility faster than Alan Greenspan.

"These days, Brewster spends games barking at officials, spends his postgame news conferences -- even after victories -- seething at perceived and sometimes nonexistent slights.

"While he has become less likeable as a promoter, he has become more credible as a head coach."