Minnesota dismisses head coach after 6-7 season

Updated: January 1, 2007, 8:17 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MINNEAPOLIS -- Critics of college football's bloated bowl system say it's too easy to qualify for postseason play and only a handful of the games actually mean something.

Tell that to Glen Mason.

Minnesota fired Mason on Sunday, two days after the Gophers blew a 31-point third quarter lead against Texas Tech in the Insight Bowl and exactly one year after signing a four-year contract extension.

"If we had not lost the way we had lost, we probably wouldn't be ...

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