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Ex-Gopher HC reportedly joins Miss. St. staff

Tim Brewster

Over the weekend, Mississippi State announced that wide receivers coach Angelo Mirando had abruptly left the football program due to what was described as “personal issues.”

Four days later, it appears Dan Mullen has plugged the hole in his Bulldogs coaching staff.

According to Pete Roussel of, former Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster has accepted the receivers job at MSU.  Roussel writes that Mullen interviewed Brewster for the position in Starkville Wednesday morning.

Obviously, the school has yet to confirm the hiring, although an official announcement could happen as early as today.

After spending 2002-06 at the NFL level, he accepted the head coaching job at Minnesota in 2007.  He was fired midway through the 2010 season after compiling a record of 15-30, including a 6-21 mark in Big Ten play.

Prior to his time in the NFL, he worked on college coaching staffs during stops at Texas (1998-2001, tight ends) and North Carolina (1989-1997).

Brewster spent 2011 as a sideline reporter on FOX college football broadcasts, and was slated to be a CBS Sports analyst in 2012.

(Photo credit: Minnesota athletics)

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5 Responses to “Ex-Gopher HC reportedly joins Miss. St. staff”
  1. mnicholson60 says: Aug 23, 2012 2:06 PM

    Thank God we don’t have to listen to his sideline reports anymore!!

  2. tree3383 says: Aug 23, 2012 4:16 PM

    He was an embarrasment to minny and the big ten

  3. burntorangehorn says: Aug 23, 2012 5:33 PM

    This will be his first WR coaching gig, but Brewster has been a pretty solid coach for receiving TE’s (e.g. Gates), so its not really a leap. Even so, his value is probably in his effectiveness on the recruiting trail. He’s one of the best there are at communicating with prospects, appears relatively clean, and has terrific connections in great recruiting grounds. Brewster looks to give Mullen a leg up as the SEC recruiting footprint expands westward into TX. Last year Rivals ranked him as the #3 recruiter in the nation for the 10yrs. they have tracked recruiting.

    Mullen is keeping the ship sailing with decent classes, but adding Brewster for living room skills and connections (especially in TX, but also CA and parts of FL, incl. Jacksonville) will probably help a great deal at landing the kinds of classes he needs to consistently compete in the SEC.

  4. jsally430 says: Aug 24, 2012 12:56 AM

    he’s great at recruiting skill positions but nothing else

  5. spkstruth2power says: Aug 24, 2012 6:49 PM

    LOL when a “former” HC becomes a receivers coach for one of the worst SEC teams there is, you KNOW your star has fallen on hard times.


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