As posted in a notice pinned to the Golden Gophers’ locker room bulletin board in March 1933:
Minnesota football success in 1933 depends largely on the foundation laid this spring – this means your personal success as well. You are expected to be in fair condition when you report and reasonable training rules must be observed. If you are not eligible scholastically or do not intend to work hard, do not report. Only those men who are coming out with the intention of learning and developing their football skill and using this skill for the good of the team are wanted.
We can have a team this fall if three things are accomplished: First, get eligible; second, lay the foundation this spring; third, really want a good team hard enough.
More enjoyment can be had out of success than any other thing. Let’s get our 1933 football enjoyment in that way and let’s begin now.
– Bernie Bierman