Want to Hear a Joke? Minnesota Football Becoming The Next Clemson
Hello, Tappers. You’re probably wondering what I’m doing blogging on a weekend. It has been a while since we’ve produced content on the weekend. With not much happening on the weekend, it hasn’t been a high priority for me. But with Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks ramping up, weekend coverage is going to become a must. Why not start out our weekend coverage with making fun of Minnesota Golden Gophers, shall we?
There are some times where you don’t want to get ‘Old Takes Exposed’, the famous Twitter account that finds old takes and tweets them out later when people are wrong. This is not one of those times. Tony Dungy, Minnesota Golden Gophers alum, believes that his alma mater can be the next Clemson. This is a BOLD statement from Dungy. Sure, P.J. Fleck is recruiting his ass off right now, but to believe that the Gophers can contend like Clemson year in and year out is pure delusion. I cannot say ‘What is Dungy smoking’ because I know he is a man of God, but maybe, I want Dungy’s holy water right now.
Tony Dungy believes the Minnesota #Gophers are the next Clemson in college football.
— Ryan Burns (@RyanBurnsMN) July 17, 2020
Few things worth consideration here. First, is Fleck long for Minnesota like Sweeney was for Clemson? I’m not sure. Remember, the only reason Dabo is still at Clemson is that Nick Saban hasn’t retired yet. Fleck can still do some climbing, and he is a coach that believes his shit doesn’t smell. I’m sure the ‘Row The Boat’ leader believes he could be an NFL coach. I also think Minnesota is not a final destination for him and could see a place like USC or an SEC school looking for a recharge. Fleck is a better looking Bret Bielema. To expect him to stay would be foolish.
If we have football (Goddamn I hate saying that), let’s see if Fleck can hold up to the Sweeney standard. After 2011, Dabo hasn’t lost more than three games in a season. Since 2015, Clemson hasn’t lost more than two games in a season. If Minnesota has a great 2020 and find themselves in another New Year’s bowl, maybe they’re worth considering as a next football superpower. But it’s far too soon to think of them like the Clemson of the 2020’s.