For Tim Brewster, Mississippi State was a one-and-done deal. The former Gophers head coach was hired by Dan Mullen to coach wide receivers in 2012, but was moved to tight ends coach last month.
That was until Brewster received a call from Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher to join the Seminoles as the team’s tight ends coach. In an interview with the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Brewster said the opportunity to coach at FSU, not a reported raise, was the reason behind the move.
“I spent nine years coaching at the University of North Carolina and the only team we didn’t beat while I was at North Carolina was Florida State,” Brewster told the paper, adding that money played “absolutely zero” role in the move. “I obviously had a very strong appreciation for Florida State and the type of teams they had and the tradition and history here.”
Brewster’s annual salary at MSU was $225,000, and it’s believed he could make as much as $275,000 with FSU.
A little over two months after getting the boot from Syracuse, Ashton Broyld has found himself a new college football home.
Multiple outlets have picked up on the fact that Broyld is now playing for Div. II West Georgia. Broyld left the Orange listed as a running back, but is playing wide receiver according to the team’s official roster.
There was already a familiar face in the locker room upon Broyld’s arrival as Wayne Williams is playing defensive tackle for the Wolves. Williams announced in late June that he had decided to transfer out of Scott Shafer‘s ‘Cuse program.
“I checked in on them,” Shafer said of his two former players Thursday. “I’m happy to see those guys are still playing football.”
In 2013, Broyld led the team in both receptions (52) and receiving yards (452). Broyld was the Orange’s leading receiver through the first three games last season before a lower-leg injury caused him to miss eight of the last nine games.
In late July, Broyld was dismissed for violating unspecified team rules.
In the midst of reports that he had a physical altercation with one of his Tennessee players during summer camp this year, Butch Jones labeled the speculation “absolutely ridiculous.”
Apparently, his bosses agree with the head coach.
At a board meeting Thursday, UT-Knoxville chancellor Jimmy Cheek stated that he and athletic director Dave Hart had done their “due diligence” in investigating the accusations that Jones and senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder were involved in some type of physical skirmish during practice this past August. The end result of interviews with Jones, coaches and players was the conclusion that there was nothing to the reports and message-board rumors.
“There’s been a lot of rumor and misinformation on social media and message boards about an alleged incident during football practice,” Cheek said according to GoVols247.com‘s Wes Rucker. “It’s not our practice to respond to rumors, but I thought it was important to let you know that we’ve done our due diligence and Dave Hart and I are very confident there was no inappropriate conduct with any players or coaches.”
Shortly after Cheek spoke at the board meeting, Crowder took to Twitter with a series of missives that speaks around the issue.