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Brewster: money played ‘absolutely zero’ role in heading to FSU

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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.

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13 Responses to “Brewster: money played ‘absolutely zero’ role in heading to FSU”
  1. effjohntaylornorelation says: Mar 2, 2013 5:50 PM

    I don’t know much about Tim Brewster. If so had the choice to compete for conference championship and a BCS bowl game almost every year instead of getting grilled in the SEC West I’d move on too. $50k isn’t that much to these guys especially when you get ores and have your contract bought out a couple of years ago.

  2. effjohntaylornorelation says: Mar 2, 2013 5:53 PM

    Damn autocorrect!

  3. scalpemseminoles says: Mar 2, 2013 8:07 PM

    Who wants to live and recruit in mississippi when you could live and recruit in florida

  4. LasseterRTR says: Mar 2, 2013 8:24 PM


    I believe Ole Miss just cleaned up in recruiting and last time I checked those coaches live in Mississippi…

  5. youcantmakemepickausername says: Mar 2, 2013 9:08 PM

    I don’t claim to know anything about real estate prices, property taxes, or other cost of living issues in Tallahassee or Starkville, nor do I particularly care why Tim Brewster took one job over another, but is it possible that $275,000 in Tallahassee really isn’t that much of a raise compared to $225,000 is Starkville?

  6. scalpemseminoles says: Mar 2, 2013 9:17 PM

    Lol touche

  7. maynardstool says: Mar 2, 2013 9:18 PM

    What’s wrong if it was for the money? Who here wouldn’t take a new job if they offered you 50k more?

  8. grudenthediva says: Mar 2, 2013 9:24 PM

    Well for one, he’ll pay no state income tax in FL…

  9. 35longmiles says: Mar 3, 2013 7:43 AM

    scalpemseminoles says:
    Mar 2, 2013 8:07 PM
    Who wants to live and recruit in mississippi when you could live and recruit in florida

    Technically correct but realistically, Tallahassee is LA or, Lower Alabama. There isn’t much about it that is “Florida.”

  10. onbucky96 says: Mar 3, 2013 10:41 AM

    Florida, Mississippi, it don’t matter nuttin. It’s all banjo country down der. And us Yankees who’ve seen Deliverance know what to do when we hear banjos…RUN!

  11. Duke says: Mar 3, 2013 12:56 PM

    I know we have talked about this, almost a little too much, but if he didn’t come for money, then he came to coach with Jimbo Fisher.

  12. dankpuffalot says: Mar 4, 2013 9:12 AM

    Minnesota was a top 30 team under Glen Mason and Brewster came in and made them a 1 win team his first year. Miss St seems like the winner here.

  13. trfaha says: Mar 6, 2013 5:38 PM

    $2.10 is too much to pay Brewster. Talk to some of his former players when he was a head coach. Bet they would agree.

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